Hostas forum: When Divide and Move Hosta?

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Name: Dana P
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bloominholes2fill
Apr 23, 2018 3:16 AM CST
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
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Apr 23, 2018 6:22 AM CST
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!).
Name: Arlene
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pirl
Apr 23, 2018 6:24 AM CST
Rose is right!
Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Apr 23, 2018 9:03 AM CST
The great thing about Hostas is that you can move them just about any time, but the best time is now, much easier.
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Name: Dana P
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bloominholes2fill
Apr 23, 2018 7:10 PM CST
Just what I thought. Thank You!
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Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
May 21, 2018 7:49 PM CST
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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Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
May 22, 2018 5:29 PM CST
Thank you Ann! They've been divided and moved, and all is well! Smiling Smiling
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