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Hosta Big Daddy | Plantain Lily 'Big Daddy' - 10-20cm, 2lt

Hosta Big Daddy | Plantain Lily 'Big Daddy' - 10-20cm, 2lt

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Hosta Big Daddy is a slow-growing, clump-forming perennial with an attractive, large, blue-green foliage. Very ornamental, broad, rounded, textured, blue-green leaves retain their beautiful colour most of the growing season if grown in shady conditions. White to pale lavender, bell-shaped flowers appear on tall flower scapes in summer and rise above the foliage. Hosta Big Daddy thrives organically rich, moist, well-drained soils in partial to full shade. It likes some morning sun and consistent moisture. Once established, it can withstand dry shade. It needs to be sheltered from cold, dry winds. Low maintenance plant. Slugs and snails may damage the foliage, but it is more slug resistant than other hosta varieties. Toxic to dogs, cats, and horses. One of the best blue hostas and a perfect plant for shady areas. Great as a background plant, for beds and borders, mixed with other perennials, or planted under the shrubs and roses. Suitable for informal, cottage, woodland, and urban gardens.
  • Common Name

    Hosta, Plantain Lily 'Big Daddy'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous perennial

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin (originally East Asia)

  • Flower

    white, bell-shaped flowers on tall flower scapes

  • Foliage

    broad, rounded, textured, blue-green leaves

  • Maturation period

    2–5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


North–facing or East–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, partial to full shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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