Pic of the Day--Praying Hands

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Pic of the Day--Praying Hands

Postby Hank Zumach » Jul 23, 2007 10:03 am

Hi All--Yesterday I talked about Dream Weaver/Thunderbolt and how, for some of us at least, it is impossible to tell them apart. That certainly is not a problem with today's variety, Praying Hands. Its not very often that something really different comes along in the world of hostas but Praying Hands meets that test. Its unruly, upright, twisted leaves are like nothing else that I have seen. It often draws comments from visitors. I bought the plant in 2003. Since then its measurements have been 8x4, 14x12, 16x13, 17x13 and 23x16. The registration size is given as 16x14. I have it growing in a spot that gets up to 5 or 6 hours of afternoon sun. So far, slugs have not bothered it.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... ng%20Hands
MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Praying+Hands
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/p/prayinghands.html

The pix are from 2003, 2005 and 2007.
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Postby Hank Zumach » Jul 23, 2007 10:17 am

Here is a top-side view from this year.

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Thank you Hank

Postby oldcoot » Jul 23, 2007 12:41 pm

:D :D :D Reldon sent me one of these this spring, and I am keeping it well watered this summer, Just came in (it's a lot cooler here today) and it sure looks good Can't wait to see it next Spring.......OC happy to see one he has .
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jul 23, 2007 7:35 pm

You know...the immature plant never impressed me much, but now that I see your mature one I can see what the appeal is! I guess I'll have to add it to the wish list after all. :oops:
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Postby hostaanita » Jul 23, 2007 8:16 pm

It is wonderful as a mature plant isn't it!! I bought mine as a TC a couple of years ago and I was pleased it survived being moved to a terrible dry temporary site last winter. Now seeing your picture I have something to look forward to! :D
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    Postby digs57 » Jul 23, 2007 8:38 pm

    Definitely one I'd love to get my PHands on! :lol:
    ...greening up the Great White North!!!

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    Postby Willowy » Jul 23, 2007 8:42 pm

    The mature plant is definitely very nice!
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    Postby LucyGoose » Jul 23, 2007 8:52 pm

    Hi Hank!!

    I love my PH's this year!! I think it might even be a tad bigger that yours....I need to get is's picture, as it is in bloom too....It sure is cool looking now that it is older....I can't think if I have had this one 2 or 3 years....I am terrible with remembering that stuff.....I was supposed to take a picture of my Ice Ace Trail, too.....I am so bad! :oops:

    Thanks Hank for the POD's!!! :D
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