Hosta Plant

Overwintering Hostas

Dorothy Hoogstra added on October 9, 2015 | Answered

I will be moving to Indiana from Wisconsin and would like to bring some of my Hostas and lily of the valley with me. I will not be able to plant them until spring. Can they be kept in containers and stored through the winter? If so, how? Thank you, Dorothy Hoogstra

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Answered on October 11, 2015

I would recommend moving them to pots for the transition period.

Water them up until they have gone dormant. You can keep in a garage to overwinter. Check them about once a month to make sure the soil has not dried out completely.
You can add a bit of moisture but don't overwater.

Move them back outdoors after danger of frost in the spring.

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