Hosta Care - Knowledgebase Question

Charleston, SC
Question by JAMES1043
November 20, 1998
Do hosta plants die back during the winter and come back in the spring?

Answer from NGA
November 20, 1998


Hosta plants have perennial roots and tender leaves. When winter cold kills the foliage, remove it from the plant and mulch the bed lightly with organic mulch. New hosta leaves will emerge in the spring, after the soil warms.

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