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Hosta 'Big Daddy'

Plantain lily

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

This is a clump-forming perennial with leaves that are rounded to heart-shaped, cupped, deeply puckered and a glaucous grey-blue. At 28cm (11in) long they are an impressive sight. This hosta bears bell-shaped flowers of a whitish-grey colour on long leafy stalks in early summer. Watch out for slugs and take action against them from very early in the spring.

Family: Hostaceae

Genus: Hosta

Cultivar: Big Daddy

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 100cm

Time to divide plants: March to August


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