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HostaBig Daddy


Originator(s)Florence Shaw/Paul Aden 1978

Originsieboldiana x 'Tokudama'

Size categoryvery large

Plant height x width60x160 cm (24x63 in.)

Leaf length x width38x36 cm (15x14 in.)

Vein pairs16-17

Leaf colorblue-green


Leafround, cupped, very corrugated



Scape height80 cm (31 in.)

Flowernear white,bell

Flower length 


Flowering periodJune - July





InfoChalky-blue leaves that are rounded, cupped and puckered at maturity; white flowers. Compact growing habit and compliments gold plants well.
Round, deep blue leaves, cupped and heavily puckered. Very impressive in a mature clump. White flowers.
Large blue/gray leaves, are somewhat cupped. Short lavender blooms. 50 - 90 % shade.
Large plant, corrugated deep blue-green foliage, near white flowers in July and August, slug resistant.
One of the 5 best blues in our gardens! Makes a compact specimen anywhere.
A must for every garden!

Sports'Big Daddy Streak' sport/o
'Ice Age Trail' sport/o
'Sugar Daddy' sport/bc
'Sugar Mama' sport/cg

Progeny'Blue Buns' = ('Invincible' x 'Hirao #59') x PP
'Faith' = 'Evening Magic' x PP
'Fifth Element' = 'William Lachman' x PP
'Geneva Remembrance' hybrid
'Lakeside Masterpiece' = "BSR 3-21-2" x PP
'Little Boy' = PP x 'Love Pat'
'Little John' seedling
'Northern Heritage' = 'Color Fantasy' x PP
'Tucker Pucker' = (x montana) x PP