How do I know if I have Canna virus?

How do I know if I have Canna virus?

You may see the following symptoms:

  1. CaYMV causes streaks of pale tissue between the leaf veins.
  2. BYMV causes a yellow mottling of the leaves.
  3. CaYSV causes leaf-streaking similar to CaYMV.
  4. Infections can result in stunted plants with distorted leaves.
  5. ‘Breaks’ (white streaks) may occur in the flowers.

How do you treat rusted cannas?

If canna rust is identified, remove any leaves that appear to be infected and discard them as well as any severely infected plants. Do not compost the infected portions of the canna, as that will spread the fungus further. To prevent canna rust, plant the canna in full sun and allow for plenty of air circulation.

How quickly does mosaic virus spread?

Comments on the Disease Cucumber mosaic virus is spread from plant-to-plant by many species of aphids. Aphids only retain the ability to transmit these viruses for very short periods of time (minutes to a few hours). Thus, spread is often very rapid and local.

Can canna lilies survive the virus?

A viral infection, for which, sadly, there is no cure. Some cannas seem able to shrug it off, but it has the potential to spread quickly from plant to plant, so it’s best to remove and dispose of affected individuals at the first sign of trouble.

How tall do Tropicanna cannas grow?

SHAPE , SIZE & ZONE Tropicanna cannas grow to form dense clumps from horizontal rhizomes. They’ll grow upright – in a garden bed they’ll reach 4ft tall in the first year and up to 6ft tall from then on. In a large container they’ll sit at around 4ft.

How do I know if I have a virus mosaic?

Mosaic symptoms are variable but commonly include irregular leaf mottling (light and dark green or yellow patches or streaks). Leaves are commonly stunted, curled, or puckered; veins may be lighter than normal or banded with dark green or yellow.

Why are the leaves on my cannas turning brown?

Cannas are relatively pest free. Brown leaves can be the result of drought stress, excess water, or pests. Make sure the plants are growing in moist but well-drained soils. Remove infected leaves, make sure plants are properly spaced, and see if the problem corrects itself as the weather dries.

Does Canna rust spread to other plants?

In extreme infections, the damage may not be contained to the leaves, but may migrate to the stems and flowers, causing discoloration, deterioration, and wilting. Once rust presents itself, all nearby cannas are vulnerable to its spread, especially if the damp weather persists.

How do cucumbers deal with Mosaic Virus?


  1. Purchase virus-free plants.
  2. Maintain strict aphid control.
  3. Remove all weeds since these may harbor both CMV and aphids.
  4. Immediately set aside plants with the above symptoms and obtain a diagnosis.
  5. Discard virus infected plants.
  6. Disinfest tools used for vegetative propagation frequently.

What are the different types of viruses that infect cannas?

In the last two decades, researchers have identified five common viruses that infect cannas: Canna yellow streak virus (CaYSV), Canna yellow mottle virus (CaYMV), Bean yellow mosaic virus (BYMV), Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV), and Tomato aspermy virus (TAV).

What is Canna Yellow Streak Virus (CV)?

Monger, WA, Harju, V, Skelton, A, Seal, SE and Mumford, RA (2007) Canna yellow streak virus: a new potyvirus associated with severe streaking symptoms in canna. Arch Virol, 152, 1527-1530.

How do you deal with virus outbreaks in Cannas?

The most common way to deal with virus outbreaks is to destroy any plants showing symptoms and separate new plants from established flower beds. Commercial producers of cannas practice a technique called “roguing” to select plants of superior quality.

What does Canna plant disease look like?

Many canna varieties have red/green foliage and disease symptoms look different from the green leaf varieties (Figure 2). In healthy leaves, the red coloration stretches along the veins and the edges of the leaf.