Hosta - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kd4paw
March 27, 2008
when is a good time to move it,it gets burned up by the sun every year in it's current place.The owner before planted it there.It's pretty big can I break it up to make more?And what kind of light is good for it if it can not take full sunlght?Brenda

Answer from NGA
March 27, 2008
Most hostas grow best in full shade. There are exceptions, but full summer sunshine will make even the toughest hosta wilt. Try to find a fully shaded area, or at least one with only a few hours of morning sun and lots of afternoon shade. You can divide the hosta after you get it out of the ground. Use a sharp shovel or garden spade and cut it into several pieces - all pieces should have both roots and leaves attached. Then replant and water well. After they become established in their new homes you should see lots of new growth.

Best wishes with your hosta!

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