Hosta 'Big Mama'

This large size (28 inches high by 60 inches wide) blue-green cultivar of the H. 'Elegans' type was originated by Florence Shaw of Massachusetts and registered by Paul Aden of New York in 1978. It has large, bell-shaped white flowers borne on a 48" tall scape followed by viable seeds. The plant is a cross between H. 'Blue Tiers' × H. 'Blue Angel'.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this is one of many, many cultivars of a similar type to H. 'Elegans'.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "A useful background hosta. Slow to get started...Leaves are thicker and more rigid than those of the H. 'Blue Angel' parent."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Big Daddy'.

Seedlings include H. 'Alabama Bowl'.

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