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"Plantain Lily"

SIZE 1 (TOP SIZE)

Great for shade

Perfect for pots

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK

£5.25
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Hosta 'Hands Up' is a small to medium-sized plantain lily. It is a tetraploid hybrid, very similar to the highly popular cultivar 'Praying Hands'. However, being tetraploid, it is more compact, has thicker leaves, and has a noticeably wider yellow edge to the leaves, which enhance the uniquely upright folded growth. The centre of the leaves is a rich, dark green. The pale lavender funnel-shaped flowers, on tall stalks, are also larger than 'Praying Hands', making them more visible against the curiously twisted leaves. Mature clumps may be easily divided in the spring or autumn.

Hosta 'Hands Up' is bred in the Netherlands by one of Europe's leading hosta producers, Marco Fransen, this is a fabulous, quirky and unusual hosta that always sells out quickly when taken to flower shows. This popular and desirable plantain lily has received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

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Colour:

Dark green + yellow leaves, pale lavender flowers

Height:

35-40 cm / 14-16"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Hosta 'Hands Up' (PBR)

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full shade

Soil moisture:

Moist but well-drained

Naturalising:

Strong

Perennial:

Yes

  • Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out
  • Plant your Hosta bare roots into temporary pots in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors
  • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots
  • Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the shoots just below the surface or any top growth exposed
  • Plant in borders or containers in early summer once in full growth (or keep them in individual pots)
  • Space your plantain lily plants 80-90cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth

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