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HostaBig Mama


Originator(s)Florence Shaw/Paul Aden 1978

Origin'Blue Tiers' x 'Blue Angel'

Size categoryvery large

Plant height x width75x150 cm (30x59 in.)

Leaf length x width38x30 cm (15x12 in.)

Vein pairs16

Leaf colorblue-green


Leafheavy, rugose



Scape height120 cm (47 in.)

Flowernear white

Flower length 


Flowering periodJuly - August





InfoDeep blue green heart shaped leaves which may get 12-15" long and 14" wide. Lightly seersuckered and lightly cupped. Pale lavender flowers.
Deep blue-green leaves with some cupping and puckering; a good background plant.
Large corrugated blue-green leaves with very heavy texture. White flowers.
Large, blue leaves, are cupped and puckered. This plant develops quickly, and is tolerant of morning sun in the north
Large plant, blue cupped leaves, heavy texture with lavendar flowers.
Beautiful blue-gray hosta with large, pointed leaves which are heavily textured and nicely cupped. Near-white flowers.
From the Garden of Aden comes this oldie-but-goodie The H. sieboldiana background shows through with the large, thick, puckered blue leaves that adorn the 5' wide clump The giant clumps are topped with pure-white flowers in early summer on 4' tall scapes.
Large round blue. green heavily substanced leaves. White flowers in early June.


Progeny'Alabama Bowl' = 'sieboldiana 'Elegans'' x PP
'Julia Hardy' = 'Tokudama' x PP