Cutting Back Hostas

Hi, I live in zone 5 in Eastern Michigan and I have a couple of Hostas that I want to divide and move. I was wondering if I cut them back in order to do this how long it would take for their leaves to grow back and for them to look "normal" again. Thank you in advance for all of your help!
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

It would be best to avoid cutting back the hostas if you plan to divide and move them during the growing season. Simply dig out the entire clump, slice through it with a sharp spade to divide the clump, then move and replant. Some of the leaves may die back. At that time you can clip them off. Otherwise allow the leaves to remain in place to help the hosta get re-established quickly.


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