When should I split or move my hostas?

Question by endo: When should I split or move my hostas?
Do you do it in the fall or wait until spring?
Thanks JK. I think I could kill just about any plant though. If they make it through the move they must be really tough.. I think Ill try to move them this weekend.

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Answer by JK
You can’t kill those things–do it whenever you want to. We’ve split hostas in the spring and the summer, and we threw a few in a milk crate in the garage, and they still kept growing. They’re amazing.
Have fun! 🙂

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2 Responses to “When should I split or move my hostas?”

  1. Lissy says:

    I generally move/split mine in the spring, but have heard you can do it in the fall as well. They are a tough plant, and grow ANYWHERE…love them! 🙂

  2. Jim says:

    I agree with the others. I`ve always planted mine in the spring, in order to give them time to establish good root growth before winter, but I don`t think you could hurt them by transplanting anytime. One trick I use…..Don`t dig up the whole plant just to divide them. Cut the center circle out of them with a spade, then fill the hole with new dirt, thus encouraging them to regrow back into the center, making a nice, new healthy clump again. Use the center you cut out to transplant for new plant/plants. Don`t forget, now is the time to enrich your replacement soil, and the new plantings soil.

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