• Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Hosta 'Praying Hands'

plantain lily

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
9cm pot £8.99
£26.97 £24.00
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: partial or full shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The slender, ruffled leaves of this unusual hosta have a distinctive 'fold' along their midrib, and each is encased with a fine, creamy white margin. Forming a dense, upright to gently splaying clump, this handome, shade-loving perennial will add structure and form to a naturalised setting, where it could be teamed with ferns, woodland geraniums or early-flowering brunneras. It's primarily grown for its decorative foliage, however in mid- to late summer, you'll have the added bonus of its lavender-blue bell-shaped flowers.

  • Garden care: Add a generous amount of well-rotted garden compost or leaf-mould when planting. Protect the young foliage from slugs, deadhead the faded blooms and apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant each spring.
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