Looking for ways to grow a beautiful, healthy garden on a budget? Learn how to divide hosta plants with these simple tips.
In fall, wait to divide hostas until the temperatures cool down and the plant starts to go dormant. When dividing in early spring, dig and divide as the plant starts to break ground.
Dig up the entire root clump with a spade shovel, being careful not to damage the roots. It’s easier to go around the perimeter of the plant first, and then slice through to create sections so you can remove a hosta clump with ease.
Gently shake off the excess soil from the roots, and then use a clean garden knife or sharp spade to divide the plant into smaller clumps.
Each clump should have several healthy new shoots and a good root system.
Replant the smaller sections in their new home at the same depth they were originally growing, and water them thoroughly.
Mulch around the base of the plants to help retain moisture.
And give them lots of water after transplanting. They need it!
Follow along to learn more about how to grow hostas.