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Hosta 'Big Daddy'

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Big Daddy Hosta (Hosta 'Big Daddy') at America's Best Flowers

Big Daddy Hosta

Big Daddy Hosta

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Big Daddy Hosta (Hosta 'Big Daddy') at America's Best Flowers

Big Daddy Hosta

Big Daddy Hosta

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  28 inches

Spacing:  30 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

Enormous bold, puckered blue-green leaves and spikes of pale lavender-white flowers; great impact plant for the garden when set against finer textured plants

Ornamental Features

Big Daddy Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. Its attractive textured round leaves remain blue in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Big Daddy Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Big Daddy Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Big Daddy Hosta will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 28 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

 

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