If you want to add to your garden by planting hostas, knowing the best time to plant them will make sure your gardening project goes smoothly. Hostas are perennials capable of producing a wide range of different leaf colors and shapes. Hostas have thick roots with leaves that flourish from a centralized crown each spring. The leaves on various hostas can range from a vibrant green to gold or even blue. Depending on the age and growing conditions of the plant, hosta leaves can be either a couple inches long up to a couple feet long. In the United States, many people use hostas as ornamental garden decorations. If possible, you should plant your hostas in an area that receives plenty of direct sunlight. While a little bit of shade is okay, you should try to plant your hostas in an area that receives at least six hours of sunlight a day. Choose a moist, well-drained soil when planting your hostas and feel free to add organic composted manure, if necessary.
While it is technically okay to plant your hostas any time of the year, the best time to plant hostas is considered to be in the spring. By planting your hostas in the spring, you will have enough time to establish the root systems of your plants before the warmer temperatures strike. However, if you do decide to plant your hostas in the early summer, you will need to water them thoroughly to ensure that the plants become established. So, if you plan to divide or move your hostas plants, you should plan to do so in the early spring so your plants have time to get acclimated to their new surroundings. Aside from watering them regularly, your hostas shouldn't require too much care and maintenance. However, you may wish to add a fresh layer of mulch to maintain the temperature of the root system and prevent weeds from spreading.