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Hosta montana ‘Big Boy’

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.4m to 1.2m
  • Spread1m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitMound or Stalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite-pink
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Hosta montana ‘Big Boy’. 'Big Boy' has very large, mid-green deeply veined leaves which arch out gracefully from the growing point. The plant also produces white-pink flowers

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Origin

USA

Interest and use

Grown mainly as a foliage plant.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Loamy
  • Soil pH9.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

These plants like cool, moist, conditions in shade to semi-shade. Protect from slugs and snails. Check for vine weevils from time to time if growing in containers.

Propagation

Propagate by division of the fleshy crowns in early spring. Seed raised plants very rarely come true to type (except H.ventricosa).

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs, snails. Crown rot can be a problem if the soil has become waterlogged.

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