Common Name: Hosta Hosta Praying Hands

Height: 14-18 Inches
Spread: 12-16 Inches
Scape Height: 18 Inches
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Variegated
Hardiness Zone:  3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)  Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Average water needs   Consistent water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Latesummer
How's your soil?: Average Soil Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio Woodland/Shade Eclectic
 
 
Upright, narrow, tightly folded leaves resemble hands folded in prayer
Dark green leaves are heavily rippled with very narrow, gold margins
Leaves have a matte finish above but are folded, revealing their shiny undersides
Lavender flowers on 18" scapes are abundant in late summer

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.

This premium hosta variety is part of a group of the finest hostas available today. Members of this collection were evaluated and selected by a group of specialty hosta growers in zones 4-7, who together have a combined total of over 150 years of hosta growing experience. To be considered a premium hosta, plants must perform superbly in all four zones (4-7). They must also exhibit exemplary garden presence and performance, have a long season of appeal in the landscape, have leaves of good substance, and demonstrate a greater resistance to common garden pests.