Sproute Hosta Bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

Coalfield, TN
Question by yankeerose19
March 2, 2001
i recently bought several hosta bulbs now they have sprouted and even have some plant growth in the bag what should i do? it is only march and i'm afraid we may have more frost. so i'm afraid it might be too early to plant them

Answer from NGA
March 2, 2001


The foliage on hostas will not tolerate a frost, so they will need to be protected until the weather settles. You could pot them up and keep them in a sunny window until the days are moderate. On days when the temperature is warm enough, set the pots outside in a sheltered location out of wind and in morning sun only (these are shade loving plants); at night when temperatures drop, bring the pots into a location where it will not be below freezing. This seems like a lot of work, but they will not be healthy if you leave them where they are now or plant them outside in the still cold weather.

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