when to split hosta - Knowledgebase Question

framingham, Ma
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.


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Answer from NGA
August 27, 2010

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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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