how and when to dig up my hostas - Knowledgebase Question

st. clair shores, Mi
Question by mandgdelacru
May 17, 2010
My hostas can up very overgrown, how can i seperate them they are very hard and when should I do them or do I have to wait till the fall?

Answer from NGA
May 17, 2010


Spring is a good time to dig and divide your hostas. I know the root systems can intertwine and become one solid mass so it won't be easy to divide them. Start by cutting through the mass with a shovel or even a pruning saw so you have two pieces of root mass. Then try to cut each half into two or more divisions. As long as the divisions have both leaves and roots, they will grow into new plants. Best wishes with your project!

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