Indyrose I'm currently re-doing an area where the hosta have been livin
nearly 10 years without being disturbed. There are layer upon layer
crown before one get's to the actively growing area. I tend to
carefully peel back these layers instead of hacking them with a shovel
(sometimes I have to use a knife) and keeping as much of the roots
Will these pieces of older crown that have been buried under the new
growth begin sprouting eyes again now that I've "liberated" them? -
will they remain forever dormant? It appears that they have all tha
needed to get going again, since they are no longer crowded out.
a lot of people have different ways of dividing up hostas some us
picks, knives or whatever way they can to get them apart.
if u wish to keep most of your hosta for replanting dig a bit o
from your plant this should enable u to get pretty well all of the roo
then take your hosta and set it in a pan of water to soak, leave i
quite awhile overnight if need be. what u want to do is loosen the soi
away from the roots.
once u have the soil all off of the roots u slowly start pulling th
bit by bit. this will enable u to get a lot of pieces of hosta t
replant that would otherwise end up being destroyed.
the crown pieces can be replanted and will develop new growth as u hav
mentioned they are now liberated from all of the other growth. good luc
with your hostas. cyaaaa, sockiescat