Moving hostas plants?

Asked July 22, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

Is it wise to move my hosta at this time of the year? I have purchased some from a nursery that I will need to plant some time soon. Should I wait until later in fall? Some could be moved next spring if that is best; however, the hosta I purchased and some given to me from a friend's garden will have to be dealt with before winter.

Sibley County Minnesota

1 Response

The best time to move hostas is in the spring, before the plants start putting on much growth. They suffer less damage this way.

If you have nursery plants, get them into the ground as soon as possible. They still have time to establish some new roots. Make sure they are kept well watered, and mulch them over the winter. After they have attained some good size, the mulch is less important.

I hope this is helpful.