Hosta Has Come Up Out Of Ground And Has Exposed Roots

Question From: M. Ridings - MASSACHUSETTS
Q: I have a what is a very established hosta. This year it seems to have come up out of the ground quite a bit. A lot of the roots are exposed and their doesn’t seem to many new shoots or leaves. Should I dig it up and replant, Divide Or leave it alone. Thank you for any thoughts.

A: Sounds like your hosta heaved out of the ground over the winter. It's cause by freezing and thawing of the soil. I would dig and reset it back in the ground at its normal level covering all the exposed roots. If it is large you could divide it at this time. Hostas are pretty tough plants, so it should be fine. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.