Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Color Green
Growth Habit Clumping, Spreading
Bloom Season Summer
Bloom Size 28 inches Wide

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing, Fragrant
Use Container Garden, Landscaping, Shaded Garden
Growing Conditions Outdoor, Shade Tolerant

About Big Daddy - Hosta Roots


Seed Type Root
Also known as Plantain Lily

You will love this powerhouse perennial! Our fall-planted Big Daddy hosta is one of our biggest and toughest varieties—it grows up to 28 inches tall and 28 inches wide. It's basically maintenance-free AND slug resistant! He's handsome, too: the leaves of the Big Daddy hosta are icy blue cups with really interesting quilting. In July, get ready for beautiful lavender-white blooms. These guys are happy in containers and, as with all hostas, they're great as groundcover. Just make sure you give them a lot of space when you plant them, as their large leaves will take over smaller plants.

Planting Information

Planting Big Daddy - Hosta Roots

Planting Season Fall
Light Requirement Full Shade, Partial Shade
Planting Depth Top of Root Should Be No More Than 1 inches Below Soil
Plant Height up to 28 inches tall; 28 inches wide
Plant Spacing 14 inches apart
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bulb Size No. 1
View our Hosta Planting Guide to learn more.


Recommended Coverage
10 Roots / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 5 Sq. Ft
2 Roots / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 1 Sq. Ft
4 Roots / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 2 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Big Daddy - Hosta Roots

Aesthetic or Culinary