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Hosta ‘Praying Hands’

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourLavender
  • Leaf ColourMid green, cream

Description

Hosta ‘Praying Hands’. A distinctive, architectural Hosta. 'Praying Hands' has narrow upright folded dark green leaves with narrow cream margins. Lavender flowers are produced in July.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Origin

China, Japan, Russia and USA

The genus was named after the Austrian botanist Nicholas Thomas Host in 1812. Most species were introduced to Europe from Japan in the 19th century.

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and foliage. Contrasts well with other hostas and is a good container plant.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH9.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

These plants prefer cool, moist conditions in the shade. All hostas need protection from slugs and snails.

Propagation

Propagate by division of the fleshy crowns in early spring. Seed raised plants very rarely come true to type (except H.ventricosa).

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails. Crown rot can occur where the soil has been waterlogged.

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