Asked on Mar 27, 2017

When is a good time to split hostas?

Deanna BrucknerGreggCarole


7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 27, 2017

    Fall is the best time.
  • 7218805
    on Mar 28, 2017

    Michelle, my Husband splits our Hostas up in the spring, when about 6-8" of new green shoots can be seen. He just digs in his shovel inside them, then around to loosen them, and pops them out for transplanting. We've even put them in some water in a bucket and transported them to our camp 1 1/2hrs away and they are thriving beautifully! Don't you just love them? :) Although they can take over if they're not kept in check...we've even given some away! They're so forgiving, I just love them! Good luck! :)
  • Rymea
    on Mar 28, 2017

    In the spring when the shoots are sticking up like pencils before they unfold.
  • Bobi Smith
    Bobi Smith
    on Mar 29, 2017

    Spring before the leaves unfurl.
  • Carole
    on Mar 29, 2017

    Anytime. I did them when they were fully grown and quite large. Just spread the leaves and drive a spade or shovel down the middle. I once put them in water and forgot about them and they froze over the winter. They are doing great. It is one of best plants for the garden. I have a least ten kinds. Good Luck
  • Gregg
    on Apr 1, 2017

    They can be split anytime, although it is easier in the Spring when they just start to come back up. They will grow in soil, or water. I have a pond and put them in for the Summer, (no soil needed), and take them out before Winter and stick them in the garden until Spring. If then I want to split them I can just lay the whole plant on its side and split off what I want.
  • Deanna Bruckner
    Deanna Bruckner
    on Apr 2, 2017

    Spring is the best time, but you CAN do it any time; just keep them well watered after transplanting.

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