Hosta 'Big Daddy'

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Hosta 'Big Daddy'

Postby Chris_W » Feb 21, 2008 2:42 am

Here is an old picture that I came across on my old hard drive. I love the combination here and wish I had duplicated this here in our new garden. Instead I tried Lamium 'Anne Greenaway' under Big Daddy and after a couple years the Lamium was so overgrown and had self-seeded so many yellow leaf plants that we ripped it all out. The yellow Lamium seedlings burned up and browned in the summer so it really looked bad.

Hosta 'Big Daddy' surrounded by Hosta 'Golden Scepter'. That's an especially nice looking clump of Hosta 'Invincible' in the upper right corner, early enough that it looks great before any slugs got to it :lol:

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=556&Variety=Big%20Daddy
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Big+Daddy
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/b/bigdad.html

Just thought I'd share ;)

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Postby newtohosta-no more » Feb 21, 2008 6:07 am

That IS a lovely combo, Chris! All that gold really makes the blueness of Big Daddy stand out. :D
I had to laugh about your comment on the Invincible. We all know where you're coming from on that one! :lol:
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Postby Linda P » Feb 21, 2008 8:53 am

Something more for your to-do list, Chris. Get out there this spring and put some Golden Scepter around your Big Daddy. That's a great combo!!
I had some lamium "Golden Anniversary" under my Elatior. It looked good, but it's mostly just plain green/silver now, still not out of control and looks okay, but not the look I was going for.
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Postby moongirl » Feb 21, 2008 9:00 am

Stunning!
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Postby Canadian-hosta-girl » Feb 21, 2008 9:29 am

8-) looks good together , great combo .....
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Postby eastwood2007 » Feb 23, 2008 4:10 pm

That looks so good...even better since we have snow on the ground! :D
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Postby thy » Feb 23, 2008 5:52 pm

Oh it is nice...could be nice with a low dark green too... Big Daddy is a great hosta one of the Oldie but good is :wink:

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