Bressingham Blue Hostas - Divided and Transplanted - October 2022
Yesterday, I posted a few photos of a hosta that I divided and transplanted around the large red oak tree in our backyard. I tucked in the two new divisions into a part of the border that was bare. I mentioned in that post that doing the seasonal gardening chore of dividing perennials was/is on my 2022 to-do list and I had planned to do a few more around the backyard. Today, I'm showing a divided Bressingham Blue hosta that I dug up from around the side of the screened porch and split into three segments.
The hosta in question was planted as a bareroot plant in 2018. That means it has had five full growing seasons. Here's what it looked like last Summer (2021), when I declared that this had finally reached maturity. Today, I dug it up.
First, below, you can see the current state of the hosta. It has many stems and is a good division candidate.
I split it into three segments and tucked the largest one back in the same spot. Below, you can see the remaining Bressingham Blue hosta next to the screened porch.
And, here below, are the two other segments that came from that mother plant. I tucked these into the backyard, along the north bed near one of the Doublefile Viburnum treeform (you can see the Viburnum on the left side of the photo).
Feels like I'm making progress on my goal of creating even more 'free plants'.
These hosta divisions usually take a couple of years to mature, so I'll watch this spot next year and hope that these two come back. Then fill in during the 2024 growing season.
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