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Hosta ‘Hands Up’

Plantain lily

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does flower in July

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Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hosta 'Hands Up'
  • Common name: Plantain lily
  • Family: Hostaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Golden

Hosta ‘Hands Up’ is an unusual hosta, bearing upright, twisted and slender foliage, with wide yellow margins. Large lavender flowers appear on tall stems in July. It’s perfect for growing in a shady border or growing as a focal point in its own right in a container.

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For best results grow Hosta ‘Hands Up’ in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade, ideally with a little morning sun as this improves the leaf colour. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost, and protect plants from slugs and snails.

How to grow Hosta 'Hands Up'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Hosta 'Hands Up' and wildlife

Hosta 'Hands Up' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Hosta 'Hands Up' poisonous?

Hosta 'Hands Up' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Hosta 'Hands Up'