Hostas Hosta Plant Records: Big Daddy, 1978, Aden, P., http://www.hostalibrary.org/b/bigdad.html

Hosta Cultivar (Name): Big Daddy

Origin: Fortunei Robusta Variegated sport

Registered?
R - Registered

Registered Year: 1978

Registered By: Aden, P.

Vein pairs - Number: 16

Mound General size
Large (18" to 28" height)

Mound Habits
Growth Rate Slow
Proportions (w x h) about Equal

Mound Size per AHS (W x H), in inches: 36 x 28

Leaf Size (L x W), inches: 11 x 9

Leaf Shape
Round, nearly round

Leaf Detail
Substance - Thick
Corrugated, Seer-suckered, Dimpled
Cupped (edges upward)
Dull (not waxy)

Color
Blue

Flower
Lavender
Color Pale
Shape - Tubular

Bloom Time (mid-USA)
July
August

Scape
Green
Inflorescent Leafy
Scapes Average (proportion to mound size)

Patented (PPAF)?
No

AHS Registration link: http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=498&Variety=Big ...

Hosta Library link: http://www.hostalibrary.org/b/bigdad.html

MyHostas Database link: http://myhostas.be/db/view/Big Daddy

Hardiness (Sun Tolerance)
Needs More Shade than most

Hardiness (Zones) Note: still populating field*
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

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