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Big Sam (Klopping/AHS 86)

Photo by Bob Axmear

Big Sam (Klopping/AHS 86)

Photo by Tim Saville

Big Sam (Klopping/AHS 86)

Photo by Jim Schwarz

This hosta came from Klopping in 1986. Of all the "Bigs" this is one of the largest, with montana type leaves of medium green. The bell-shaped white flowers are fertile. It has a medium growth rate and makes a giant mound. It is the result of a (montana x sieboldiana) cross. The leaves have excellent veining and the older ones arch gracefully. A mature plant may be 50 x 40" with bloom scapes over 42". There is some undulation and the leaves have a cordate base while being orbicular.