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Apr 23, 2018 3:16 AM CST
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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Hello gang! With the extended cold, some of my hostas are just now beginning to wake up and sprout. How big should the sprouts be before I can divide and move them around? I'd rather do it before they leaf out, but if that's not wise, please let me know! Smiling
Thank You! ....in advance! I tip my hat to you.
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Apr 23, 2018 6:22 AM CST
Name: Rose
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In my opinion, the sooner you can do it the better. The longer you wait, the more damage you'll do to the foliage. The bigger ones are also a lot easier to move before they get all of their foliage. I'm going to start moving mine this week (if my back will allow it!).
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Apr 23, 2018 6:24 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Rose is right!
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Apr 23, 2018 9:03 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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The great thing about Hostas is that you can move them just about any time, but the best time is now, much easier.
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Apr 23, 2018 7:10 PM CST
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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Just what I thought. Thank You!
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May 21, 2018 7:49 PM CST
Name: Ann
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I think it depends a bit on the type of crown. Some hostas you can just wiggle apart and others have solid crowns that you really need to cut. I've had better success dividing that latter type in autumn.
Ann

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May 22, 2018 5:29 PM CST
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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Thank you Ann! They've been divided and moved, and all is well! Smiling Smiling
"The heart is happiest when the head and the hand work together" ~ Jay Leno (I think)
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