Moving Hostas

September 15, 2008 | By | Comments (4)

Hosta

Q: I live in zone7 and I would like to move some hostas. When would be a good time? II would also like to plant and ornamental grass. When would be the best time to do that? Thanks, Roy

A: Hello Roy,

A good time to move your hostas would be this October, when the weather cools down a bit and their foliage starts to turn yellow. Doing it in fall minimizes transplanting shock. Fall is also a good time to divide.

You can plant ornamental grass right now. Just be sure to keep it watered until it gets established.
Grumpy

COMMENTS

  1. Lianne

    Can you elaborate on the dividing of hostas? I’m not sure if mine need it, or how to even go about it!

    September 15, 2008 at 1:46 pm
  2. Grumpy

    Yes, Lianne, Grumpy can elaborate in his typically brilliant, didactic, and insightful way. But you’ll have to wait a few days. I’m working on some step-by-step photos that will show you how to do the whole thing. So check back later in the week and I’ll tell you everything you need to know.

    September 16, 2008 at 11:14 am
  3. Lianne

    Thank you! You are my (grumpy) gardening hero!

    September 16, 2008 at 2:30 pm
  4. Grumpy

    You are one among legions of faithful followers who accept only excellence in horticulture.

    September 16, 2008 at 3:01 pm