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Q.Can I Prune Hosta and Replant Trimmings

Anonymous added on April 22, 2014 | Answered

I have Hostas I planted last spring. They are growing wonderful. Can I trim them and replant some of the trimmings in another area?

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Answered on April 22, 2014

You won't be able to propagate hosta this way but you can divide the plants to get more and now is a great time to do it. Simply dig up the clumps you want to divide (usually the largest) and split them with a spade shovel, getting anywhere from 2-4 (or more) smaller clumps, depending on the overall size. Make sure each new clump has some roots with it and replant elsewhere. These articles should help you as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/propgen/dividing-plants.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/hosta/transplanting-hostas.htm

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