when to split hosta - Knowledgebase Question

framingham, Ma
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Question by ong56
August 27, 2010
I would like to split my big hosta.Should I wait for spring time or do it in the fall.Do Hosta like full sun.My back yard face south the whole afternoon will have full sun.Now I have them in my front yard and my side they are doing very well.

Answer from NGA
August 27, 2010
Some hostas will grow in morning sunshine but most prefer growing in the shade. I'm afraid a hot southern exposure will kill your hostas. Try to find a shady area for them and dig and divide them in the spring, just as new growth is beginning to show.

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