Big Daddy Hosta

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A frosted fan-favorite, The Hosta Big Daddy (Hosta 'Big Daddy'), is a large selection with huge, frosty blue leaves that are cupped and heavily quilted. The pale lavender flowers typically appear in July, however, Hostas are not known only for their blooms, but your pollinators and Hummingbirds will not care and visit in droves.

Hosta leaves provides bright color in the dark shaded areas of your yard with their wonderful foliage, and the Big Daddy is no exception! The rounded perennial spreads a width of 3 to 4 feet at maturity and the leaves can reach lengths of nearly a foot long each.

Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8, Hosta are herbaceous perennials that thrive in less sun and urban environments throughout a wide range of conditions! Highly adaptable and easy to grow, Big Daddy has a big impact for very little fuss from you!

Planting and Application:

This easy care and high-impact plant, Big Daddy works as effectively as a single specimen or en masse to cover the ground with its big cooling leaves. These bold perennials are ideal for shady positions and in large tubs and patio pots! Big Daddy is one of the most popular landscape plants. It's truly a great choice for any beginner gardener!

This blue-leaved plant is a standout in any garden area. With unbeatable curb appeal, Big Daddy Hosta is eye-catching and appealing. Beautiful pale-lavender flowers appear in mid to late summer and attract Pollinators and hummingbirds. Add its cooling foliage to Zen gardens and shaded Cottage borders alike, and of course, when planted among other Hostas!

Like all Hosta, it is most at home in shady, woodland settings and works well as an accent or edging plant, or groundcover! Contemporary plantings and informal cottage gardens alike benefit from these large perennials and other shade-loving plants. Borders look divine with long rows of Hosta skirting and tidying up their edges. So will your driveway and walkways, and shady paths. These are also amazing for balcony and container gardeners who don't have much space and still want these lovely perennials!

  • Impressive Large Silver-Blue Foliage
  • Tall Lavender Blooms
  • Large Showy Hosta & Big Leafy Display
  • Favorites of Hummingbirds & Pollinators
  • Cooling Perennial for Beginners & Fantastic Shade Garden Specimen Foliage

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Big Daddy needs to be planted in a full or partial shade area in any moist, well-drained spot and has good slug resistance. The morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors, but the hot afternoon sun is usually detrimental to Hostas! Low maintenance and easy care, there's not much work for you! Once frosts arrive, Hosta is an herbaceous perennial that dies back to the ground and emerges again in early spring. A generous 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch chips helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. Be sure to remove dead leaf matter from the area to prevent the spread of fungal issues and deter slugs. But it has excellent slug resistance and no disease issues! Divide your perennials every 3-5 years to maintain vigor.

  • Full Shade & Partial Shade/Sun
  • Moisture Loving Plant
  • Very Cold, Heat & Humidity Tolerant
  • Prune In Late Fall
  • Excellent Slug & Snail Resistance
  • Low Maintenance & Very Easy to Grow

You will be very pleased with the frosty blue foliage, large size, and easy care of Big Daddy Hosta. These are a fan favorite, so be sure to order your very own before it's too late! Order today at Nature Hills!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Hostas need full sun or shade?

Hosta does best in full sun in cooler climates but does appreciate afternoon protection from the worst of the summer sun, especially in the hottest of their growing zone range. In the hottest climates, Hosta like partial shade or dappled shade, and some varieties will do great in full shade.

Where do Hostas grow best?

Hosta plants love enriched, well-drained soil that is moderately yet consistently moist throughout the growing season. They appreciate mulched garden beds.

Do Hostas come back every year? Are Hostas a perennial plant?

With vigorous carefree growth, Hostas are herbaceous perennial plants that will return year after year with little maintenance.

What do you do with Hostas in the fall? What do you do with Hostas in the winter?

Hosta leaves will die back after frost but the crowns and roots remain intact and dormant until next spring. Prune back the leaves once they turn brown in the autumn and remove them from the plant's area. For winter protection, add a layer of compost or mulch over the crowns to protect them from the chill.

Do Hosta attract hummingbirds or pollinators?

Hostas are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Hosta Plants for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Big Daddy Hosta Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hosta 'Big Daddy'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 1 - 2 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant No