The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Hosta 'Praying Hands'

plantain lily

Photo of Hosta 'Praying Hands'


A very unusual hosta with folded, dark green crinkled leaves, each with a narrow, creamy yellow border resembling hands folded in prayer. Lavender flowers in Summer. Use in containers of all sorts, as edging, in the front of the shade border.Once established it is a great weed-suppressant.


  • Perennials

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Woodland area
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Containers

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Ground cover
  • Attractive to bees
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil with shelter from cold drying winds. Prefers a site in full or partial shade and will not tolerate drought. You'll get thicker, lusher leaves if you give your hostas a really good feed. An annual mulch in spring or autumn will help to keep the weeds down and is an easy way to improve soil and boost nutrient levels. Add a generous mulch of about 5-10cm deep of garden compost or leaf mould around the plant. Slugs and snails love hostas, so you will need to protect against them. Use an organic nematode treatment in early spring to ward off slugs. Or simply stick to a container.


Size: Medium

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 40cm

Eventual spread: 30cm