Praying Hands Hosta offers deeply veined leaves with very slim golden margins are folded almost in half, looking very much like hands folded in prayer. The amazing leaves have a soft-matte finish on the top, the folded nature revealing the glossy undersides that shine with any little bit of sunlight or moonlight that reaches your shade garden. Your friends will be talking about this new Hosta even before it puts forth its plethora of pastel lavender flowers in late summer. Attracts hummingbirds and bees. Praying Hands ships as a bare root. We like growing from bare roots because they establish quickly, become twice the size of a potted plant in the first season, and eliminate the need for plastic pots (a win for the environment).
Common Names: funkia, funkias, giboshi, plantain lily
Hosta Companion Plants: Astilbe, Dicentra, Ferns, Geranium, Grasses, Helleborus, Hemerocallis, Iris
Praying Hands Hosta Plant Care Instructions: Soil should be kept moist during the early part of the season. Once the summer heat sets in, the soil can dry slightly between waterings. In late fall, after frost has turned the foliage brown, it should be cut back to the ground. Roots should be divided every 3-5 years. Early fall or early spring is an excellent time to divide. Spring is also the best time to apply one application of liquid fertilizer.