I was at a baby shower and they had hostas planted in the front of the
building. I have never seen such big leaves on a hosta. they were enormous!
They didn't know the name of the hosta. does anyone know of any varieties of
hostas with such big leaves, and if you do, where I can buy them? Thanks for
Since there are literally hundreds of large leafed Hosta cultivars in a wide
range of colors and you didn't describe the plant in any detail, it could be
Let us know what you find.
There are many large hostas. One of the more common large ones in this are
is "Sum and Substance." Elegans can also be large. Although the individual
leaves are not huge, I have a Krosa Regal that is enormous - over four feet
high and about five feet across. Hostas tend to reach a mature size and
form if left alone (that is, not divided) for more than five years.
Hi and thanks for the responses to my question about the large leafed hosta
that I saw. I should have specified that I didn't care what variety of hosta
I wanted, I just wanted to buy any type of hosta as long as it had very
large leaves like the one I saw. thanks for the information you gave me. I
will look at the sites you suggested and maybe find one there..thanks again!
The Hosta Library that was referenced is an excellent resource.
The most popular of the giant leaf hostas is 'Sum And Substance'.
I have several clients that have hosta websites so you may wish to check my
hosta links at http://thegardensite.com . I also sponsor two hosta forums
where you may find more information from hostafiles.
This thread reminds me of another question I have about hostas. I have
a bed of hostas on my property line. About two weeks ago, my neighbor
replaced his privacy fence and in the process of applying preservative
to the new wood, some over-spray drifted onto the leaves of my hosta
plants. I think he used some kind of oil-based stain on his fence,
although I'm not sure exactly what it was.
So far, the leaves look ok, although they are obviously spotted with
the preservative. Does anyone know if this will cause any permanent
damage to the plants? It seems to me that hostas may put up only one
set of leaves per season, so I doubt that any new leaves will appear.
Thanks for any info you might have.
I doubt that it will cause any problem. I have splashed oil base deck stain
on hostas without any consequences. I find that hostas tend to grow in
three stages over the year. the first stage consists of sending up new
leaves in the spring, predominately from the periphery of the plant. These
leaves mature and then the stems elongate somewhat, opening the center of
the plant. After that, new growth emerges from the center of the plant.
Towards fall, there is new growth at the outside edge of the hosta. That is
my observation, but others may have a better understanding. I do think that
if you cut off all the leaves, new ones would emerge.
Agreed. I think you can do just about anything to them and they'll
bounch back. It's still early in the year. I've had mine run over by
car, bike, and 3 year old, apparently made love to by neighborhood
cats, raccoons, squirrels, and accidently hit with driveway asphalt
sealer amongst other things including my 18 mo. old "watering" them
personally. God bless 'em hostas.
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