Hosta Plant
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white tubers around hosta roots

Zone Yorkshire, United Kingdom | missrobertshaw1969 added on August 18, 2015 | Answered

I acquired an old hosta in my garden and have tried to divide it this year, as it was old and starting to dry out, and I didn't get many leaves appearing. When I divided it, there were lots of long white tubers around the roots, like potatoes appear around roots. I would like to know if these are from the hosta, and will they produce more hostas, or is it something else that has grown there? Attached are some pictures. I am in Yorkshire in the UK. Thank you. Andrea

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 19, 2015

I spoke with a gardener friend of mine who grows many hosta.
The fact that the plant is old and may have had little care over the years may be the reason the roots seem to be malformed.

She has seen similar misshaped roots over the years.

Discard the old and damaged roots and replant any parts of the plant that seem viable.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/hosta/hosta-problems.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/hosta/growing-hosta-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/hosta/transplanting-hostas.htm

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