Cutting back hostas?

Question by marnik_20002001: Cutting back hostas?
I planted about 12 hostas last year and cut them back in the Fall. Now none of the hostas are growing…you can’t even find where I planted them…there’s nothing there….

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Answer by crash
water them thay will come up, you will see little pointy shoot.

I have about 50 in my yard and its the same thing even on the bigger ones you can’t see where that are

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3 Responses to “Cutting back hostas?”

  1. oil field trash says:

    Depending on how warm your soil is, it could take a bit of time. Some of ours are up and going strong but others in deeper shade are still just now popping up.

    For what it is worth, we never bother to cut ours back.

  2. Carole H says:

    Well best of luck that they come back. Hostas should not be cut back but allowed to die naturally, allowing the energy from the leaves to go back into the bulb, the same as daffodills and tulips. Anything that comes from a bulb in fact.

    If you want to spread them about when they get too big, lift them and split them apart. Then transplant to where you want them.

  3. Kimberly C says:

    Hi:
    Hostas are deciduous and will die back in the colder and winter months. I live in zone seven in the United States, and my hostas are just peeping through. I am a landscaper and designer and you don’t need to prune your Hosta’s back. You can divide Hostas in the spring and fall. I am not sure what zone you live in, but they should pop through soon. Sometimes after they go through a first winter, it may take a little time. Hostas like the ground temperature warmed up before they peek through. Good luck to you and have a great day! I will link you to the site map, as this page has everything on the website. Browse through and see if you can find any other articles, tips or techniques that may be useful to you.
    Kimberly

    http://www.landscape-solutions-for-you.com/Site.html

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