The Q&A Archives: Hostas

Question: If I dig up mt hosta in the spring will it be ok. The roots are showing above the ground.

Answer: You can transplant hostas in the spring, certainly, as long as the ground is not still frozen. (The roots should not be above ground.) When you replant, dig a generous sized hole and set it so the crown is at the soil level. After planting, firm the soil around it securely and then water thoroughly to settle any air pockets. Then mulch around it (not over top of it) with several inches of organic mulch year round. This should help prevent frost heaving, in case that is what caused it to rise up from the ground a bit. Good luck with your hosta!

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