Hosta 'Hands Up'
Hosta 'Hands Up'
Hosta 'Hands Up'
Hosta 'Hands Up'
Hosta 'Hands Up'

Hosta 'Hands Up'

"Plantain lily"

Hosta 'Hands Up'

1 bare root — £5.25

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
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Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
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Description

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).

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Hosta 'Hands Up'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Leaf colour

    Variegated, yellow, green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    16 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Clump-forming
    Spreading

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Ground cover
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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