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A genus of lily-like plants, family Asparagaceae.

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How do I split hostas?

I have some hosta plants that are getting quite large and are crowded where they are located right now. What do I need to worry about when moving/splitting hostas?
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Why is my hosta shrinking?

I have a blue giant hosta. It is in fertile soil and gets plenty of water. I had been dividing it every few years but lately it has started to shrink. I don't want to lose it. How can I get it back? ...
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Will a winter-damaged hosta self repair?

In winter, the next-years growth spikes of some of my Regal Blue Hostas got trampled off, and now that they're up, the leaves all have blunt-ended, ragged ends that curl and ripple. This is right by ...
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Can I propagate a hosta from a leaf?

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 ...
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How to raise a plant that's in a too deep flower bed?

We just added a retaining wall to our front flower bed. We have azaleas in the rear of the flower bed just in front of a porch. About 1 foot in front of the azaleas, the ground is lower and the ...
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What should I do with Hostas planted in heavy clay soil?

My landscaper (I use this term very loosely) planted some hostas in my front yard. The soil there is very heavy clay and also covered with mulch. Some of the bulbs seem to be doing alright, others ...
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Are all hostas edible? [closed]

My mom loves having hostas around the yard, and garden, so I was wondering if all of them are edible, or just some of them.
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Why are my hosta leaves dying?

Am I over watering these ? Is it too much sun? They get sun in the afternoon starting with around 2-3PM till around 7PM in July. Very hot weather this year but I remember having the same issue last ...
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Will flattened hostas recover and regrow?

We are faced with a devastating unexpected and unavoidable dig-up of our front yard due to sewer repairs. Our front gardens are large and established, and on Monday morning a track hoe is going to ...
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Do Hosta grow from root segment? [duplicate]

I've successfully split rhubarb by root segment, but have never tried splitting a Hosta by a root cutting. Would this work for Hosta like it does Rhubarb?
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Can you propagate a Hosta by a root cutting?

I recently purchased my mom a Victory (species) Hosta (so it was free for her), and it got me to wondering if I can propagate a Hosta by a root cutting like rhubarb, and comfrey for when it comes time ...
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Buried hostas - should I try to dig them up?

We had some work done on our retaining wall in November. My mature hostas were over wintering already. During the wall repair a lot of soil got dumped on them and compacted down. I mentioned that ...
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Can I save these hosta leaves by putting them in a glass of water?

As previously posted I am having issues with my hostsas One of them looks like this I cam across this article that says the leaves could be saved if cut and set in a glass of water like in this ...
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