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Hosta 'A Big Splash'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: A Big Splash
Hybridized by Elslager
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Plant Size (check one):

Giant (leaf >144 square inches; plant >28 tall)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:



Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Dark Green

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)


Golden Yellow

Streaked with color marked above

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 13, 2013, Eleven from Royal Oak, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Hosta Registry Info: E. Elslager (ONIR) 2004
Plant: 43 in. (109 cm) diameter, 32 in. (81 cm) high; upright; medium.
Leaf: 13 in. (34 cm) long, 10 in. (24 cm) wide; 15 prominent underneath pairs of veins; dark green with unstable streaks of light green, yellow, golden yellow, and greenish yellow; slightly rippled; slightly shiny on top; glaucous bloom underneath; moderately corrugated and moderately wavy; broadly ovate; cordate base; petiole is medium green, yellow edges.
Scape: 35 to 39 in. (89 cm) long; glaucous green.
Flower: 1.9 in. (5.33 cm) long; tubular; Ann Arbor, MI - June 1 to July 15; 7/2-7/16-7/26; *codes 3-4-4;
Seed: sets viable seed;green seed pod;
Clump History: original seedling; 7 yr... read more