Hostas forum: Daily Hosta #24 'Praying Hands'

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Mar 12, 2016 7:22 AM CST
'Praying Hands' is a most unusual hosta with upright, folded leaves that have a very tiny golden margin. Grow this one where it can be seen. I moved mine at the end of the 2015 season after seeing one in a friend's garden (a friend who doesn't grow many hostas) that twas in full afternoon sun. Theirs was half the age of mine and twice as large. Mine now gets more sun than in its previous location. Please feel free to post your own pictures of this hosta.

Late July
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Late September after I moved it. This one holds up well through the season.
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Ann

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cliftoncat
Mar 12, 2016 8:32 AM CST
We have hosta Praying Hands and I really like it. I think it needs to be not only where it can be seen, but also high enough for people to be able to see the interesting and unusual way it presents its leaves. So far I haven't discovered the perfect spot for it - now I'll add that it likes to be in the sun. Smiling
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Mar 12, 2016 9:25 AM CST
I think this is a great one to grow in a very large pot in a visible location IF you live in a place where you can overwinter your hostas well in pots. For me it's iffy - about 50% success and I wouldn't want to risk it with a hosta like this.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Mar 26, 2017 2:57 PM CST
2016 update - July 23

I moved this plant to more sun and light after I saw one growing in a friend's garden which was half the age and twice the size. It was growing in full afternoon sun. It has had just one year in more light.

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Ann

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Mar 26, 2017 5:00 PM CST
One of the few hostas I have lost, it only got afternoon sun, not sure what happened. This seems to be one of those plants, people either love it, or not so much.
Keep Calm and Carry On
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