Dead Hosta? or just wounded? - Knowledgebase Question

glenwood, Il
Question by stephcedtoo
April 21, 2010
my hosta plant appears to have been dug up by my dog after the snow melted over the winter and I am just now finding the root/buds look to appear half dead. Half looks partially spiked like it was about to push through the dirt and the other half appears dried up and dead....can it be saved? or should I start other hostas are out of the ground and well on their way..

Answer from NGA
April 21, 2010


I'd leave the hosta in the ground. If you're seeing new growth, at least part of the roots are alive and with a little encouragement it will recover from the damage and eventually grow into a healthy plant. Just water and feed as you do your other hostas. Hope it makes up for lost time in a hurry!

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