Asked on Apr 28, 2017

Planting Hosta

Janet PizaroJaney B.FL
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I ordered a dozen hosta plants from an online gardening company, thinking that they would be shipped to me already started and in tiny pots. Much to my chagrin, when I received them, they were nothing more than small bags of tiny dried roots! Being a novice gardener, I have no idea what to do w/them. Can anyone help me? Thanx. Sammie
6 answers
  • Kathy Kroencke Mangers
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Plant them where you want them. They should be fine.
  • Janey B.
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Maybe this will help. I'm no expert but roots down, eyes at soil level, anything green above.
  • FL
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Hi Sandy! I LOVE hostas and once they get established in your yard I think you will be thrilled with them, too! I always purchased hostas in pots so your question sent me scurrying to the computer! I found easy, step by step instructions for "How To Plant Bare Root Hostas." Here is the link and I wish you
    • Sandy
      on Apr 29, 2017

      These hosta I purchased are known as "Francee" and they are said to grow well in full sun, which is what kind of light I have in my yard. The site you sent me to is awesome! Lots of info there.

      Between you and Janey, I am on my way. Have a great Summer, both of you! Thanx again for your help.
  • Janey B.
    on Apr 28, 2017

    I'm trying to post an illustration.
    • Morgan
      on Apr 29, 2017

      One of the things you can do also when you have a plant like Hosta or even asparagus where you want the roots to spread out in a circle before covering is to soak them in tepid water for up to 12 hours before planting. It will make the roots more flexible so they spread like in the illustration.
  • Janey B.
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Oh and make sure the hole is big enough Hostas get very large. You'll be able to separate them and replant them when they get large. Also, they like shade to partial shade. They are easy to grow.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Question for you didn't the company supply growing information?
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