Hosta A Big Splash

HYBRID: Dorothy Benedict X unknown
Hosta Size: Giant <strong>Greater Than 28 inches tall</strong><br />Leaf Greater Than 144 sq inches

Greater Than 28 inches tall
Leaf Greater Than 144 sq inches
Growth Habit: Upright
Upright Habit
Leaf Shape: broadlyovate
Leaf Shape: broadlyovate
Mature Plant Vein Pair Count12, 13, 14, 15
Hosta Width36 inches
Growth RateMedium
Leaf AppearanceModerately Wavy and Corrugated
Leaf ColorGreen-Light
Leaf Margin ColorNoMargin
Leaf Margin FormRippled-Slight
Leaf Texture TOPShiny-Slight
Leaf Texture BOTTOMGlaucous
The amount of sun that Hosta A Big Splash tolerates is 20%
Sun Tolerance: 20%
Bloom ColorLavender-Pale
Bloom ShapeTubular
Sets Seed?Hosta A Big Splash SETS SEED
 Remove seeds from dry pods. Best if pods dry on plant.
Seed can be stored, if dry.
Registered or Discovered ByEd Elslager
PatentNOT Patented

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Notes: Dorothy Benedict greenblue-dark|striped|yellow|green HYBRIDIZER-NEEDS-VERIFY [E. Elslager] or [Ed Elslager] Dorothy Benedict greenblue-dark|striped|yellow|green Dorothy Benedict greenblue-dark|striped|yellow|green Dorothy Benedict greenblue-dark|striped|yellow|green


AHS Registration Info

Registrant: E. Elslager Introducer: E. Elslager
Originator: E. Elslager Nominant: E. Elslager



Plant Width (in) Plant Width (cm) Plant Height (in) Plant Height (cm)
43 109 32 81
Plant Habit Growth Rate Plant Size
upright medium


Leaf Length (in) Leaf Length (cm) Leaf Width (in) Leaf Width (cm)
13 34 10 24
Vein Pairs Leaf Color Center Margin Appearance
15 prominent underneath dark green with unstable streaks of light green, yellow, golden yellow, and greenish yellow slightly rippled
Leaf Color Margin Margin Varigation Width (in) Margin Varigation Width (cm)
Petiole Characteristics Leaf Texture Top Leaf Texture Bottom
medium green, yellow edges slightly shiny glaucous bloom
Leaf Appearance Leaf Shape Leaf Base
moderately corrugated and moderately wavy broadly ovate cordate


Scape Height (in) Scape Height (cm) Scape Color Scape, Leaves, Bract at Maturity
35 to 39 89 to 99 glaucous green inflorescence leaves


Flower Length (in) Flower Length (cm) Flower Color Flower Shape
1.9 5 pale lavender tubular
Growing Location Bloom Start Bloom Peak Bloom Finish
Ann Arbor, MI 7/2 7/16 7/26
Flower Time Flower Color Patterns Fragrance
June 1 to July 15 False


Bloom Period Code: 3-4-4
Ties the flower to the a "species scale". The registrant has provided the number code form the scale above for the start -- peak -- finish of the flowering period


Sets Pods Seed Viability Seed Pod Color
True True green


Clump's Origin Clump Source Age of Clump Clump Location
original seedling 7 Ann Arbor, MI
Clump Description


Pod Parent Pollen Parent Sport's Hybrid Parent
F-1 seedling of H. 'Dorothy Benedict' unknown


Notable Characteristics
large, splashed, heavy substanced and white backs
Season Color Change
Registration Corrections
Additional Description
Family/Group AHS Show Class Old Name
Picture Location General Color Patented False

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