How to plant Hosta

Hostas are hardy and can tolerate winter temperatures down to -20C. This means you can plant them directly outside in pots or borders.

— Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out

— Plant your bare roots into temporary pots in spring and grow-on outdoors, or plant directly into a well-dug, weed-free space in borders.

— Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the buds or crown just below the surface or any top growth exposed.

— Choose a position in full shade or partial shade for your hostas with a rich, free-draining soil. If planting in containers, you can use soil-based or multipurpose compost.

— Space the plants 20-30cm apart

— Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth

— The leaves will die back in autumn and can be removed.

Read further general instructions about planting bare-root perennials

Planting instructions