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Big John (Owens 86)

Photo by Bob Axmear

Big John (Owens 86)

Photo by John Jude

Big John (Owens 86)

Photo by Jim Roach

This 1986 medium green hosta from Clarence Owens won the Eunice Fisher Award. It has huge dark green leaves which undulate and arch downward. The flowers are bell-shaped, white, and fertile. A mature plant can reach 4 to 5' in diameter. The leaf itself can easily be 18 x 15" and is cordate and rugose. The height of the plant can be 30" or more but the bloom scapes rise little above this level. It is a sieboldiana 'Mira' hybrid. Still a little expensive, but an impressive plant.