Re: winterizing my hostas

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Posted by Newt on October 06, 2002 at 23:17:53:

In Reply to: winterizing my hostas posted by Alicia on September 30, 2002 at 17:03:04:

: I recently moved and had to dig up my hostas. They are currently in pots and I would like to put them in the ground. I am not sure if I should do this or not thought for two reasons. For one, its been kind of chilly for a fall season and the leaves are starting to turn brown. They have moist but not damp soil. I have three all together and the two that were flowering, are the ones with the browning leaves. Should I go ahead and put them in the ground? Are they dying back or are they in shock?

Hi Alicia,

Your hostas are probably stressed due to being dug up. Not to worry as they are very hardy plants. I would suggest you cut off the bloom stalks to ease their stress and remove the browing leaves and then plant them in their new homes. They should come back just fine next year.


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