I planted my hosta 2 weeks ago and for the past two nights the tempature has dropped below freezing.?

Question by Cara Ann: I planted my hosta 2 weeks ago and for the past two nights the tempature has dropped below freezing.?
This morning I check on my hosta and they are wilting is there anything I can do?

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Answer by papamoto22
i believe there are two options.. neither which are a guaranteed way to save your poor hosta

the first is carefully digging out your hosta.. be very careful and dig out a large portion of the soil around it because you do not want to damage the roots, especially now. i would probably put it in a bucket and keep it in my house for a few days near a window

the other option is to build up some mulch around the base of the hosta.. this should help to insulate it, and since the temperature in your area is not warm, you should not need to worry about the mulch inducing stem rot

good luck.. i would probably go for the second and pray for warmer weather

but i certainly would not water it.. it will only further damage the plant if the temperature again drops below freezing

What do you think?

5 Responses to “I planted my hosta 2 weeks ago and for the past two nights the tempature has dropped below freezing.?”

  1. Emee says:

    Don’t worry, it will be fine.

  2. redhairedfox says:

    I got my hostas from a friend, through the mail, they were almost dead. I planted the sad, drooping little guys and waited. They survived. Even the ones I planted in the hot sun and then transplanted to a more suitable garden bed in the shade. I think these guys are pretty tough, at least that’s been my experience with them.

    Good luck, I’m sure they’ll snap out of it when the weather permits.

  3. jack says:

    Cover them w/ a sheet if the temp is still down, when it goes back up they will bounce back.

  4. peppersham says:

    mulch around the the roots or warp newspaper loosey around and tape cone like around each one,I just throw leaves over mine and when it gets back up around 45* at night i move it all off they are pretty hardy.

  5. Auron1838 says:

    It will be fine, if the wilted leaves die later just cut them and it will grow new leaves when the weather is warm.

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