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Jul 31, 2016 9:18 AM CST
After the blossoms fall off the Hosta plants at the end of sumer, should I cut down the stems or leave them alone?
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Jul 31, 2016 9:36 AM CST
I'd always cut them off. I don't think very many Hostas make seeds, so that would be the only reason to leave the stems, if you see seed pods.

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Name: RJ
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Jul 31, 2016 9:46 AM CST
I leave the stalks on just because I get some volunteers! Some cut them before they bloom just because they don't like the stalks, really up to you and your preference. ViolaAnn is acknowledgeable on all things Hosta!

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