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Old 04-06-2015, 05:19 PM
 
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Move it ASAP. there really is no bad time to move hostas. And move it to a spot where it will have room to grow, because if given a nice shady spot, it will grow to as much as 3-ft in diameter. At the momentk it is WAY too close to that building.

I once divided a lot of hostas in April, put them in a wheelbarrow on our patio and didn't do anything with them for a month. I eventually planted them and they grew like crazy, even after all that neglect.

Move them now.
I will walk around to find the best shady new home for my hosta. Right now all the leaves are coming in and I want to see if there will be better shade coverage.
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:39 PM
 
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Obviously it has been surviving just fine where it is, so I'd leave it alone this year, and observe what happens this summer. If it looks pale and crispy in August, then you'll know that it might be happier with more shade. If that's the case, then next spring you can move it or plant a tree or shrub to cast some shade on it.
This! I have hostas in sun, shade, and mixed. Different hostas have different likes - some do quite well in partial sun. If this one was already there, why move it? See how it does.
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:32 AM
 
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I will walk around to find the best shady new home for my hosta. Right now all the leaves are coming in and I want to see if there will be better shade coverage.
Even if you end up with enough shade, the plant is still way too close to the house and will grow up against it. Also, soil right at the foundation is always the worst soil on your property. It needs to be moved, and it would only take about ten minutes, tops.
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