We just moved into a new house and I finally have space to plant my hostas in the ground. Some of them are ten+ years old. My question....they are just starting to pop out for the spring and I want to replant them in the front bed. Will this damage them, or should I leave them in the pots for another season and replant at a different time? They have been in the same pots for years. We live in Charleston, SC and rarely get frost or freezing and it is about 70 degrees now and will continue to get warmer, so the fear of cold is pretty much over. Any suggestions would help.
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Hostas are extremely easy to transplant and spring is a great time to do so. You can even divide the plants as necessary to fill in multiple areas of the bed. Simply pop them out of the container and use a spade shovel to cut the crown in half (or quarters), depending on how large it is and how many you need. Then replant in your prepared bed. Water well and there you go. Likewise, you can simply plant the whole clump if no division is needed. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/hosta/transplanting-hostas.htm