Can I propogate Hosta from a single leaf, and how?

Question by DKal: Can I propogate Hosta from a single leaf, and how?

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Answer by northville
yes- but you have to have the root with it.
I use a shovel to divide my plants, and then gently break away a leaf with root attached, and replant. I have gotten tons of hostas that cover my whole yard with just one plant several years ago.

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2 Responses to “Can I propogate Hosta from a single leaf, and how?”

  1. deederbabe says:

    You are better off dividing the plant in the fall or in the spring.
    If you can, collect the seeds and start ’em that way.
    You have a better chance of obtaining further information from http://www.gardenweb.com and check out the forums which are titled by plant or style or problems or whatever you’re looking for. FAQ’s on that site could help too.
    Best to be divided tho – pull up the plant, and cut with a sharp “CLEAN” knife thru the center of the root ball and give yourself a new plant that way.
    also found this http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/hosta/msg0515481210779.html?10
    This is the answer in the forum I found

  2. Sara B says:

    You need a piece of the root with that leaf, cut it off of an existing Hostas with a shovel and plant it. In 2 or 3 years you’ll have so d— much Hostas you won’t know what to do with it. Likes sunny spot.’ Good Luck

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