Preparing For Spring - Knowledgebase Question

Hicksville, OH
Question by IMBAILET
February 14, 1998
Should Hostas be cut back to the ground in the fall to get them ready for spring?


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Answer from NGA
February 14, 1998

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The leaves of Hostas usually die back in the late fall and can be safely removed without harm to the plant. It's always a good idea to remove dead and dying plant material from the garden all year, but it's especially important to do a thorough clean-up of the garden each fall. That way insects and diseases can't hide in garden debris and get a jump-start on your plants in the early spring.

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