My friend wants some of my hostas. I have about ten varieties, and they've been growing pretty much wherever they want for many years. As you can see in the pictures, the locations and sizes rule out digging up as an option.
If I cut some leaves can she propagate them?
If so, where on the stem and how should I make the cut?
What method should she use for rooting and planting?
Does the timing matter? I'm in Massachusetts, and they're about midway through this year's growing cycle. They won't bloom until about two months from now.
Also, some are in the shade, others in the sun. Would it be correct to assume that she should place them in the same type of conditions in her yard?
Here are just a few! Click on them for larger size.