|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from China, Korea, Japan and Russia
An excellent clump-forming Hosta with enormous, pleated, cupped, heart-shaped, glaucous leaves. These are tough and leathery and ‘Big Daddy’ is relatively unappealing to slugs and snails although vigilance in spring is still advised. In early summer ‘Big Daddy’ produces bell-shaped white flowers held on tall, upright stems.
Grow in reliably moist, fertile soil in full to part shade.
Height and spread after 1 – 2 years 50cm x 50cm
Mature height and spread after 3 – 4 years 70cm x 1.5m
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