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Q.Earlier in the autumn divided hosta is having a new shoot coming out just now, before winter -will it exaust itself?

Zone 9a | Anonymous added on October 21, 2019 | Answered

I have been given a divided hosta early this autumn. The few leaves that it had have dropped off within weeks and now it is having a new shoot coming out just before winter – will it exaust itself and die later on ? What should I do to protect/save it? It is a particularly beautifully flowering specimen I would hate to loose.
Many thanks

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Answered on October 22, 2019

Hosta are best divided in spring/summer but if yours has been in the ground for at least six weeks it should be OK to go through winter. The new shoot will die back as all hosta do when temperatures dip below freezing. You are in zone 9 so winters aren't too harsh for you. I think it will be fine.


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