SonoveShakespeare said: @jpm995 to the NGA!
Early fall is probably the absolute best time to tackle transplanting hostas, because soil is still warm from long summer days, which means hosta roots will grow quickly. Spring transplanting also works fine as long as you wait until soil has warmed up a bit.
crawgarden said:Welcome to the site!
A pic of your hosta and a general geographic of your location is helpful.
If i move it in spring can i do it before it leafs out? I'm zone 7, Long Island. I think it would be a lot easier to dig up and move before those big leaves spread out. Thanks so much for for sharing your knowledge.
NJBob said:Everyone already gave you good advice . so I will just say good luck with it.
ViolaAnn said:Welcome to the site, jpm. That is one big plant. However, it is sporting to solid blue and if you want to keep the variegated parts of it you will NEED to separate it at some time because the solid blue will grow faster and eventually overwhelm the variegated parts. And if you decide you DO want to divide it by colour, that's much easier to do in autumn because you can easily see what you are doing. If you decide simply to move it, do so understanding that you will eventually have a solid blue hosta. To move it during the season, you need to dig a large root ball and an equally large hole at the new location. I saw a thread on FB a few days ago of someone moving a huge hosta and once they had it dug, they wrapped plastic wrap around the leaves to keep them together and minimize damage to them during the move. That's not as critical in autumn when they are declining anyway. When you do move it, ensure that the new location has enriched soil and water well and you should be fine.