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Praying Hands Hosta Plant

  • - Height: 14-18 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Shade-Part Sun
  • - Bloom Time: August
  • - Every order comes complete with a large, Grade #1 bulb, premium fertilizer for rapid growth, and comprehensive planting instructions to ensure your success.
Plant Features

The Hosta 'Praying Hands' is truly a garden gem, unparalleled in its uniqueness. Its upright, tightly folded leaves are evocative of hands clasped in prayer, setting it apart from typical hostas. These dark green leaves, characterized by heavy rippling, boast delicate gold margins and a contrasting matte finish on top, while their folded nature showcases their glossy undersides. Put two or three together to make a real statement, and you'll find that it's not just a plant, but a conversation starter. Adding to its charm, come late summer, the plant is adorned with abundant lavender flowers rising on 18-inch scapes. This one-of-a-kind hosta is, without a doubt, a collector's delight and the epitome of garden uniqueness. Praying Hands is shipped as a bare root, a method we favor for its ability to establish quickly, double in size compared to its potted counterparts within the first season, and omit the necessity for plastic pots—providing an eco-friendly advantage.

Common Names: funkia, funkias, giboshi, plantain lily

Hosta Companion Plants: Astilbe, Dicentra, Ferns, Geranium, Grasses, Helleborus, Hemerocallis, Iris

Hosta Plant Care Instructions: During the early part of the season, the soil should be kept constantly moist. As the summer heat sets in, allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. In late fall, once frost has turned the foliage brown, cut it back to the ground. To ensure vigor and prevent overcrowding, divide the roots every 3-5 years. Late fall or early spring are the best times for this task.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 0-6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 16-18 inches
Habit Mounded
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, Fall Garden, Japanese Garden, Pollinator Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Filler, Focal Point, Ground Cover, Texture
Pet Friendly No