How Do You Plant Divided Hostas?
Hostas are popular perennial plants with decorative and often colorful, variegated foliage. Hostas are extremely easy to grow, require little care and are hardy. Dividing hostas is easy, and planting divided hostas is no different than planting a new hosta. With a few supplies and the right soil amendments, you can plant your divided hostas and enjoy the plants in additional areas around your yard. Plant your divided hostas in early spring to help them bounce back after the shock of dividing and moving them. Try to divide hostas before spring growth begins. Plant your divided hostas in a spot that receives partial shade. A spot in your yard that receives morning sun exposure is best. Try to avoid full afternoon sun. Prepare the soil before planting your divided hostas by tilling the soil to a depth of 12 to 18 inches. Dig a hole that is slightly wider than the root system of the divided hosta and about 12 inches deep. Remove the soil. Mix into your soil some peat humus, coarse sand and