Big Daddy Hosta (Hosta ‘Big Daddy’)
Big Daddy Hosta
A frosted fan-favorite, The Hosta Big Daddy (Hosta ‘Big Daddy’), is a large selection with huge, frosty blue leaves that are cupped and heavily quilted. The pale lavender flowers typically appear in July, however, Hostas are not known only for their blooms, but your pollinators and Hummingbirds will not care and visit in droves.
Hosta leaves provides bright color in the dark shaded areas of your yard with their wonderful foliage, and the Big Daddy is no exception! The rounded perennial spreads a width of 3 to 4 feet at maturity and the leaves can reach lengths of nearly a foot long each.
Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8, Hosta are herbaceous perennials that thrive in less sun and urban environments throughout a wide range of conditions! Highly adaptable and easy to grow, Big Daddy has a big impact for very little fuss from you!
This easy care and high-impact plant, Big Daddy works as effectively as a single specimen or en masse to cover the ground with its big cooling leaves. These bold perennials are ideal for shady positions and in large tubs and patio pots! Big Daddy is one of the most popular landscape plants. It’s truly a great choice for any beginner gardener!
This blue-leaved plant is a standout in any garden area. With unbeatable curb appeal, Big Daddy Hosta is eye-catching and appealing. Beautiful pale-lavender flowers appear in mid to late summer and attract Pollinators and hummingbirds. Add its cooling foliage to Zen gardens and shaded Cottage borders alike, and of course, when planted among other Hostas!
Like all Hosta, it is most at home in shady, woodland settings and works well as an accent or edging plant, or groundcover! Contemporary plantings and informal cottage gardens alike benefit from these large perennials and other shade-loving plants. Borders look divine with long rows of Hosta skirting and tidying up their edges. So will your driveway and walkways, and shady paths. These are also amazing for balcony and container gardeners who don’t have much space and still want these lovely perennials!
Big Daddy needs to be planted in a full or partial shade area in any moist, well-drained spot and has good slug resistance. The morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors, but the hot afternoon sun is usually detrimental to Hostas! Low maintenance and easy care, there’s not much work for you! Once frosts arrive, Hosta is an herbaceous perennial that dies back to the ground and emerges again in early spring. A generous 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch chips helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. Be sure to remove dead leaf matter from the area to prevent the spread of fungal issues and deter slugs. But it has excellent slug resistance and no disease issues! Divide your perennials every 3-5 years to maintain vigor.
You will be very pleased with the frosty blue foliage, large size, and easy care of Big Daddy Hosta.
|Common name||Big Daddy Hosta|
|Botanical name||Hosta 'Big Daddy'|
|Height||1 - 2 ft.|
|Width||2 - 3 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Late Autumn|