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Time to Divide Your Hostas

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Hosta are one of the easiest perennials to grow in your garden.  But to keep them healthy it a good idea to divide them every few years. When a plant starts getting too big the roots can become tangled and unhealthy.

Dig Up The Hosta

Use a pitchfork or shovel and dig up the clump of hosta once it breaks ground in the Spring.

You want to get your pitchfork underneath the root ball and in a seesaw motion lift it out; sometimes you will just need to use your hands to free it and lift it out.. 

What's Next:


Divide the Hosta

I use a sharp knife to cut the clump into sections.    I cut this clump into 2 sections.



Dig a hole wider and deeper than the clump you are going to plant. Pop your Hosta in the hole and backfill it with the soil.


 Watch Them Grow

Hosta are hardy and will continue to grow and get larger. Just remember to divide them again in a few years!

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