Can I split my Hostas at this time - Knowledgebase Question

Mapleton, il
Avatar for Ttomcat427
Question by Ttomcat427
August 30, 2005
I would like to split and transplant my Hostas at this time?Also do I cut straight down thru the roots?

Answer from NGA
August 30, 2005
Either fall or spring are good times to dig and divide hostas. Dig the entire clump up and then cut through it with a garden spade, dividing it into several pieces. The roots will be dense and difficult to cut through, but it can be done. Just make sure that each new division has both roots and foliage attached. When you replant, plant at the same soil level as they were growing before, and be sure to water the new divisions in well. Hostas lose their foliage after the first frost, but the new divisions should establish themselves over the winter months and produce healthy new foliage next spring. Enjoy your garden!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Zoia and is called "Twirling folds"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.