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HostaPraying Hands

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Jerry Williams 1996

Originunknown

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Size categorymedium

Plant height x width40x75 cm (16x30 in.)

Leaf length x width18x6 cm (7x2 in.)

Vein pairs7-8

Leaf colordark green,narrow yellow edge

Variegationedge

Leaftwisted, folded, wavy

Petiole 

Scape 

Scape height75 cm (30 in.)

Flowerlavender

Flower length7.5 cm (3 in.)

Fragrant 

Flowering periodJuly - August

Fertile 

Pod 

Ploidy2-2-2

Patents 

InfoHosta of the Year for 2011 (HOTY).
One of the weirdest introductions to come along: extremely elongated dark green leaves have a waxy sheen and a very thin yellow rippled border. They are folded and wavy, giving a twisted appearance and look like no other hosta leaf. Light lavender flowers will appear midsummer. We are offering 2nd year tissue-cultured plants that are rooted and growing well.
Amazing! Perhaps we should call this the un-hosta, as Hosta 'Praying Hands' is the most un-hosta looking hosta to ever hit the market. Each small 18" wide clump is composed of strangely folded dark green crinkled leaves, each with a narrow cream border. Indeed a clump resembles a multitude of hands folded in prayer. The upright clumps are topped with 18" spikes of light lavender flowers in late summer. This sets a new standard for unique in the hosta world.

Sports'Bohemia Praying Clown' sport/os
'Devil's Delight' sport/os
'Hands Up' sport/gy
'Wings of a Prayer' sport/gw

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