What time of year do I separate and re-plant the hostas that are growing abundantly in my flower garden?

Question by calico: What time of year do I separate and re-plant the hostas that are growing abundantly in my flower garden?

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Answer by sprinkydink
You should always transplant in cooler weather when most plants are in hibernation and will not mind the shock as much. Once the hosta dies off in fall, very gently chop and dig up the portion you want to move and replant it. Good Luck!!!

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5 Responses to “What time of year do I separate and re-plant the hostas that are growing abundantly in my flower garden?”

  1. nitowl says:

    In my last house I had hosta everywhere. I have dug them up all different times and had success. They are very hardy. I’m not the best gardener and even I couldn’t kill them.

  2. Angela H says:

    The best time to seperate your hostas is in early spring, just as the pips (leaves that are still closed) are coming up. It’s easier to get your shovel between the plants that you want to move without hurting the ones that are staying behind. And you’ll never be able to tell once the plants fully bloom, since the foliage will cover any holes left. But as another poster said, they’re a really tough plant, so if you don’t mind holes, you can move them around at any time of the growing season. Just remember, the plant will spend most of its time spreading roots, so if you wait too long into the season to transplant, you may not get flowers that first year on your transplants.

  3. blucille2003 says:

    They’re very hardy and resilient. You can do it any time of the year.

  4. Classy Granny says:

    Hostas can be divided anytime. I dig out one good sized clump.
    Use a sharp knife to cut clum into several smaller plants and plant where you want to see a lot of it because it grows and spreads nice. Give plenty of water until established.

  5. dlynn says:

    i divide my hostas all through the season…just be sure and water
    well….good luck

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