Hosta Praying Hands Description
The most unusual hosta we've ever seen! Praying Hands highly unusual narrow leaves twist and folds with a pleasing upright habit
This intriguing shade plant will make heads turn. For a finishing touch, the leaves are trimmed with a narrow gold margin.
If you love container gardening, Praying Hands is ideal, taking up little space in your pots with plenty of room for underplanting a trailing Lysimachia Aurea or your favorite groundcover. Terrific for small spacing gardening or balcony gardening.
Hostas are easy to grow and overwinter in containers. Hostas require little maintenance and become larger and more valuable each year. Although Hostas will grow in a wide range of soil, they will perform their best in a soil where organic matter has been added. Grow in shade or part shade but protect from the hot afternoon sun. Praying Hands will ultimately grow 14 inches tall and 18 inches long, but will stay smaller and more refined the first number of years in the shade garden.
Plant this hardy shade plant with easy to grow Hellebore, Hardy Ferns, or colorful Heucheras.
Best Features: Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage,Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Moisture Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant, Variegated
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- Botanical Name:
Hosta 'Praying Hands'
- Common Name:
- Sun Exposure:
Shade, Part Shade
- Ship Form:
- Soil Type:
Normal, Sandy, Clay
- Soil Moisture:
- Height x Width:
14" X 18"
- Flower Color:
- Foliage Color:
Green with narrow yellow margins
- Bloom Season:
Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Foundation Planting, Massing, Specimen, Woodland
- Cannot Ship to:
CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
Ideas and How-to's
Recommended for You:
Soil: Evenly moist, organically rich, slightly acid, well-drained soils.
Light: Part shade to full shade -- Best in part shade (some morning sun or sun dappled conditions).
Water: Medium -- Established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves), but soils should never be allowed to dry out. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves.
Spacing: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Fertilizing: Light application of time release fertilizer, or side-dress with compost and organic amendments when new growth appears in early spring.
Winterizing: Foliage should be cut back to the ground in the fall. Provide a winter mulch of evergreen boughs, 2" of leaves or salt marsh hay after the ground freezes to help prevent heaving, and protect the shallow crowns.
Maintenance & Pruning: GreatGardenPlants.com offers slug-proof varieties. However, there may be regions of the country where the environment is conducive to slugs. Slugs are the bane of Hostas; use slug bait, dishes of beer, and diatomaceous earth to discourage them. Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves, and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.
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