Dividing Hosta - Knowledgebase Question

nanticoke, PA
Question by mtomko
March 12, 1998
Are there any guidelines for dividing hostas?


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Answer from NGA
March 12, 1998

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Oh, I love questions like these!

Hosta is a breeze to divide except you may need some muscle! If it is a long established clump, just take a shovel and dig right into the clump of Hosta. Try to make as clean a cut as possible. Break it off, lift it up, and plant it in a prepared hole! That simple!

If it's a less established clump, where you can actually dig it up and separate the roots, do so. Then you can divide it into as many plants as it easily breaks into. Try to have at least a leaf or bud on each section of root. Then set them each in their own little hole and VOILA! Lots more hosta that will quickly be as big as the group you took it from originally!

You can divide hosta in early spring or in the fall.

See what I mean? Enjoy!

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