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etnredclay
Spring City, TN

November 18, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9336565

My hostas are moving (sometime very very soon) from their current too-sunny location. The tops are all frost-killed. Instead of waiting for Spring to send up new shoots, anyone move in the Fall?

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

November 18, 2012
8:14 PM

Post #9336702

Up here November is winter. Waay too late to move hostas.
etnredclay
Spring City, TN

November 18, 2012
8:48 PM

Post #9336740

We have 60-65 F afternoons and 30s at night. The ground isn't close to freezing.

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 19, 2012
5:08 AM

Post #9336875

Moving so late in the year make plants prone to frost heave over the winter. I moved some in September last year under similar conditions to yours and had the issue. I would mark the plants you plan to move (make them easy to find) and move them in the early spring.

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