What's the best time to transplant hostas? Mine are huge!!

Want to seperate too big

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  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Apr 11, 2018
    as soon as the threat of frost has passed. Host as are pretty hardy. So go to it.

  • Charlee Hunter Charlee Hunter on Apr 11, 2018
    I've done it all times of the year as long as the leaves are up (I'm in MI). I've had no trouble splitting them, changing where I want them etc... they are hardy!

  • Amanda Amanda on Apr 11, 2018
    Hello. I find it easier to split them once they start coming up.

  • Janice Janice on Apr 11, 2018
    Probably spring is the best time when they are first starting to come up; by doing it then they are easier to move and will get a good start in the new area you're placing them. Good luck! They are a great hardy plant and really can be very decorative.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Apr 11, 2018
    Anytime in the summer or spring when they are well established they could be thinned and transplanted. I would cut the tops off as they will wilt anyway. Don't cut them too low, though. Hope you have good luck. I am not good at such things, but I never had any problems with them in spring or summer.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 11, 2018
    Spring time when they emerge is best, that way you will decrease overcrowding and have better growth and healthier plants.

  • Lynn Lynn on Apr 11, 2018
    Spring, just as you see them popping up if you wait too long it will be more difficult to dig out. They are pretty hardy so don’t be afraid to get right in there and split them up. Prepare your hole ahead so you can plop it right in. Water well.