Hosta
Hosta 'Big Boy'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Big Boy
Hybridized by Simpers
Registered or introduced: 1980
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Plant Size (check one):

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

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

more than 18

Appearance of Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Early/Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Near White

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

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Marietta, Georgia

Cascade, Maryland

Glouster, Ohio

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 23, 2014, jv123 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This hosta offsets rapidly, much quicker than any other variety I have. It is also the first one up out of the ground in the spring. The very large leaves and tall stature make this plant very architectural and impressive.

Neutral

On Sep 5, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes to 42". Simpers 1980.