Hosta ‘Praying Hands’

Hosta
USDA Zone: 2-9
Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form a sturdy mound of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This strange and bizarre selection has green leaves with white edges, each rolled or folded into a ruffled tube shape. Pale lavender flowers appear in August. Suitable also for planting in mixed containers or tubs. Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid-spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may be left alone for years. Slugs may need to be controlled.
Sun Exposure   Partial Shade or Full Shade

Soil Type   Normal or Sandy or Clay

Soil pH   Neutral or Alkaline or Acid

Soil Moisture   Average or Moist

Care Level   Easy

Flower Color   Mauve/Lilac

Blooming Time   Late Summer

Foliage Color   Deep Green   Variegated   White

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form    Alpine & Rock
Border    Containers
Cut Flower   Deer Resistant
Edging    Rabbit Resistant
Specimen   Woodland

Flower Head Size   Medium

Height    14-18 inches

Spread    18-23 inches

Foot Traffic    None

Growth Rate    Medium