First mentioned in our May Newsletter, there are a number of plants that can easily be divided to create more flora and fill your landscape! If you’re working on a budget, investing in a number of perennials that can be divided will help give you more bang for your buck!
One such plant is a hosta. Hostas are hardy shade loving perennials that can easily be divided once you see several separate plants coming up as one. If the hosta is in a pot, this is also a good time to check if it is root bound. If so, then dividing the plant becomes a necessity to ensure the survival of the plant in general.
To divide, it’s best to use gardening sheers, a serrated knife or even a small hacksaw to break through the rhizome. Gently separate the distinct plants and replant them in well-draining soil and make sure they don’t dry out. Once re-established, these hostas will embellish your shady spots for years to come!