Hosta Plant

fall care of hostas

Zone upstate NY | SuzyCruze added on October 24, 2013 | Answered

Should I cut them back in the fall?

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Answered on October 24, 2013

Our hosta have started looking bad, and we cut them back. We've also given them a 4" mulch of pine needles. Hosta doesn't have to be cut back, hard frost will knock them to the ground. But the old foliage is unsightly. I don't suggest using mulch that packs, such as maple leaves.

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