Posted by Newt on April 25, 2002 at 14:00:24:
In Reply to: divided Hostas-plants wilting posted by Mary on April 23, 2002 at 16:31:29:
: Last weekend I dug up and divided a large Hostas plant. It already has growth on it due to the early spring we've had They are very droopy and wilted. Will they come back this year or will they stay this way. Any suggestions on how to save this season or are they done for this year?
As long as you kept roots, didn't let the roots dry out, put in a shady location in soil that has been enriched with compost and watered, they should be fine. You did say it was a large clump so I am assuming that you had to cut it. You may lose a few of the eyes where you made the cuts, but the main part of each clump should be fine. It is always best to do dividing on a cloudy day if possible or early in the morning or later in the evening. Less stress for the plants.