When to transplant hostas please

tradewind_64(4a)September 11, 2005

This weekend I removed two trees and now the seven hostas underneath need to go too. They are quite large. I have never moved hostas before, and wonder when is the best time to transplant them here in the Twin Cities? They are in full sun now, and besides next year a patio is going to go where they currently reside, so those babies gotta find a new nursery. Advice/tips on their move is greatly appreciated.

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dentaybow(Z3A MN)

You can move them now. I am sure some folks will tell you to wait until spring....but Hostas are incredibly tough plants. I have moved them and/or planted bare root in late October midst flying snow. Didn't phase them a bit. Came back in the spring with flying colors.

You actually lucked out with your question. There is a recent post on the Hosta forum with pictures and step-by-step instructions on how to move large hostas. Excellent info. See the link below.

If you are going to be dividing, here is another pictorial and a step-by-step 'How to' http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/hosta/msg0923132429508.html?12

Make sure you keep the new transplants very well watered as late into the fall as possible.
Jan

Here is a link that might be useful: moving a large hosta

    Bookmark   September 11, 2005 at 7:07PM
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tradewind_64(4a)

OMG, that link to which you sent me is AWESOME. I cannot thank you enough for providing me with that post. YAY. Way too cool.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2005 at 8:45PM
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