Hosta ‘Praying Hands’

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Outstanding Qualities

Hosta ‘Praying Hands’ has leaves unlike any other hosta. The very upright foliage is narrow and cups length-wise with a twisted wavy edge. The gray-green leaves also have prominent parallel veins. Although, this is technically a variegated cultivar in the maritime Pacific Northwest the variegation is nearly non-existent. In summer tall flower stems rise well above the leaves holding lavender trumpet-shaped blooms. The overall effect of an established clump is quite eye catching and memorable.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: upright perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones to

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Aster divaricatus, Athyrium ‘Ghost’, Dicentra ‘Langtreees’, Mukdenia rossii ‘Crimson Fans’, Pulmonaria longifolia ssp. cevennensis

Great Color Contrasts: bronze, burgundy, yellow

Great Color Partners: blue, lavender, purple, white

Culture Notes
Hostas prefer a location in light to open shade. Sites with hot sun should be avoided. Plant it in a location with rich moist to well-drained soils. Most hosts will tolerate sandy sites as well as clay. During dry weather provide regular watering, especially in sandy soils. Flowers can be removed once the blooms have faded and the foliage can be cut to the ground in fall.