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Hosta 'Big Mama'

Big Mama Hosta

Hosta

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An excellent large variety featuring dense mounds of textured, blue-green heart-shaped leaves; white bell flowers appear in mid-summer; adds texture, color and contrast to shaded borders and beds; easy to grow and low maintenance

Description

An excellent large variety featuring dense mounds of textured, blue-green heart-shaped leaves; white bell flowers appear in mid-summer; adds texture, color and contrast to shaded borders and beds; easy to grow and low maintenance

Landscape Attributes

Big Mama Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Big Mama Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Big Mama Hosta will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 30 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 5 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

shade

partial shade

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

2a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

18 inches (30 inches with the flowers)

5 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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