giant size (40 inches high by 80 inches wide) cultivar
of unidentified parentage, this hosta was originated by
Charles Purtymun at
Walden West Nursery in Oregon
and registered on his behalf in 2010 by
Peter Ruh of Ohio. This plant has dark green,
moderately corrugated, twisted foliage with thick substance and
a slightly shiny top. Near white,
flowers open in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...'Mr. Big' shows evidence of being a seedling of
possibly crossed with H. 'Elegans'.
Its leaf color is dark green for most of the growing season."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "The whole leaf becomes bluer with maturity. Very
slow...Uneven shirring along the veins is apparent
in some leaves when mature. Among the largest hostas