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Hosta sieboldiana ‘Big Daddy’

Hosta ‘Big Daddy’

Plantain Lily

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyAsparagaceaeAgaves, asparagus, hyacinths, and others
GenusHostaNamed for 19th century Austrian physician and botanist Nicolaus Thomas Host
SpeciessieboldianaNamed for German physician and traveller Philipp Franz von Siebold
Cultivar‘Big Daddy’

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This cultivated hosta is a variegated version of Hosta sieboldiana ‘Elegans’. It is not found in the wild.

Identification: ‘Big Daddy’ hostas reach 24" (60 cm) in height and 3' (91 cm) around, larger than most hostas. Like all hostas, they favor shady areas. Leaves are up to 11" (27 cm) long and 9" (22 cm) wide. This cultivated variety has bluish leaves with a hazy white coating. Flowers are lilac-tinted white, appearing in attractive spikes above the foliage from July to August.

Online References:

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Big Daddy’ at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Big Daddy’ on Perennials.com

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Big Daddy’ on www.infobarrel.com

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Big Daddy’ on www.daylilyandhostagardens.com

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Big Daddy’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Hosta sieboldiana (Plantain Lily)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 33 × 22" (82 × 55 cm)

Range: Zones 3-8:

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