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Big Daddy Hosta

(8 customer reviews)

Bulb Size: No 1
Package contains 1 plant start
This item will bloom Mid Summer
Perennial in zones 3 to 9
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USDA Hardiness Zone: 3. Expected Planting Period: Summer. Unit Count: 1 Count. Sunlight Exposure: Partial Shade. Expected Blooming Period: Summer, Spring. Brand: Holland Bulb Farms. Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No. Best Sellers Rank: #170,842 in Patio, Lawn & Garden. Customer Reviews: 3.6 out of 5 stars 210 ratings 3.6 out of 5 stars. Item model number: 77275. ASIN: B00US4496O. Manufacturer: Holland Bulb Farms.

8 reviews for Big Daddy Hosta

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  1. elizabeth hiebert

    I’ve purchased bare root plants from several different sellers in the past and have experience gardening. I was handed the plant by our mailman, immediately pulled it out of the package, since I happened to be outside gardening, and it was completely dry and brittle with absolutely no life in it. I had to be very careful even handling it as the roots were crumbling and breaking in my hands because they were so dry. To be completely clear, I have purchased many bare root hostas before and I know what they should look like. I soaked it for a bit and put it in the ground with hopes that maybe it would perk up and start growing but here we are a month later and it has not grown like several others I planted around the same time. You can see in the photo I have included that there are lines and Wells going along the roots, those should be full. To make matters worse, I wrote to the company about the issue in hopes they would reach out and absolutely no one has gotten back to me. I will not be purchasing from this seller again.Read more

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  2. Marty Johnson

    Here is the deal. Understand that if you order this you will be getting a bare root plant. It will seem like you’re getting a sickly little piece of root, but believe it or not, if you take the proper care and plant it as soon as you receive it, it will grow. I actually didn’t realize my plant package had arrived, as my son received it when it came and put it where I didn’t notice it for three days. No matter- I opened the package to find a healthy bare root plant. I soaked it in water for about 45 minutes before planting it and put it in the ground. It was one of several bare root hostas I planted this season and it is growing quite well. Now granted- this variety of hosta will take three to four seasons to get as big and beautiful as the one in the picture, but it showed leaves rather quickly and is a wonderfully healthy plant. Right now it is still small with just five small leaves, but I know that it takes patience with new plants. Pros- Buying bare root plants is an inexpensive way to get a lot of new plants at a very decent price. If you know how to handle them, they are a great value. I got 14 new hosta this way, and all 14 have grown and 11 are very healthy and growing surprisingly fast. The others 3 are growing, but have required some special care. But that has nothing to do with this particular plant. Cons- When you see this great picture in the ad, and you get a little “scrawny” bare root in the mail, it can be a little disappointing. It takes 2-5 seasons (depending on the variety) to get fully mature plants buying them this way. I have certainly found larger, more mature plants locally from both nurseries and private sellers. if you’re impatient, perhaps that is the way to go if you don’t mind spending a little more money.Read more

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  3. Goldilocks

    Excellent delivery time but product looked DOA, roots dry and brittle. Planted next day but even with our beautiful Spring time temps here in San Antonio (mid 60’s – mid 80’s) neither root ever showed any signs of growth. 4 of the 5 Hosta bare roots that I’ve order from this particular grower have arrived in a dry and brittle condition and never grew. Buy elsewhereRead more

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  4. suzie devore

    This plant arrived dried, shrunken up to the point it had more of an appearance of “tumbleweed” rather than a root ready to plant. If I didn’t know better I would say I had been “plunked”! I soaked it and planted anyway- so far no shoots are poking thru, and I doubt this hosta will even live. I ordered several hostas from Amazon and ALL the others arrived ready to plant with healthy root systems. This one, “Big Daddy” was by far the most expensive one I ordered, yet it probably is the most disappointing item I have ordered from Amazon yet. Not even worth returning.Read more

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  5. Rob Calfee

    Roots showed up in great shape! I planted them right away and they are currently sporting 4-inch leaves and growing daily. I would buy again.Read more

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  6. Camille Morrison

    I ordered a Bid Daddy Hosta which never grew. I ordered in March 31st and after 3.5 weeks I noticed no signs of life. I contacted the seller who told me to wait at least a month which I did and now they are sold out of plants??? Poor Customer Service! I will never purchase from them again. I am an avid gardener and I know the timeline for plants to grow and how to grow them. Never again.Read more

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  7. Shannon Griggs

    I have a lot of trees and was inspired by Pinterest to group varieties of Hosta and ferns. I held my breath and crossed my fingers for just a bit. This is indeed the “big daddy” stand-out and looks awesome!Read more

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  8. Shelly Palmer

    The tuber was small when it arrived. Came when promised. Planted but have not seen any growth yet. Time will tell I guess. Given time it did grow however is very tiny. Maybe given a year or 2 it will get bigger. It took a long time to come up.Read more

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