Hostas - Knowledgebase Question

Overland Park, KS
Question by jmasiero
March 19, 1999
I have some hostas that are in a shady place under my deck. I want to move them to the back of the yard under some pine trees. My husband thinks there will be too much acid in the soil. Will it be okay to transplant them there?


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Answer from NGA
March 19, 1999

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Hostas like rich, moist well draining soil that's slightly acidic. They will be quite happy with a mulch of pine needles.

Name: Anita
West Fulton, NY (Zone 5a)
"Let food be thy medicine...."
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A comment from Lioba
April 27, 2018
Wouldn't the pine tree roots make it difficult to plant the hostas? I do have a lot of mulch build up around the trees but not soil. Would I have to add soil then?

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