Pre-Dormancy Check - Praying Hands Hosta - October 2020
In mid-September, I bought a series of perennials at the Morton Arboretum Fall Plant Sale including one of a unique, vase-like hosta named Praying Hands hosta. After putzing around the yard by placing it in various places, I settled on digging it in along the north bed - about half-way back in the yard. It is adjacent to some of the Guacamole Hostas that I planted this Summer.
I watered it in a few times and now, as we head towards the end of the season, I mulched it in with woodchips. You can see the current state of the hosta below:
I'm hoping that the little bit of layer of protection the wood chips are going to provide will help protect this unique cultivar over the Winter. Come Spring time, I'll apply a layer of hardwood fine mulch and keep my fingers crossed that it establishes itself and makes an appearance.