Hosta x 'Liberty' Plant Patent #12,531Item #8201 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
A gorgeous sport of 'Sagae' with blue-green leaves that have wide, dramatically streaked, yellow margins which fade to a creamy white. Produces showy lavender flowers in summer. The thick foliage has remarkable slug resistance. Adds stunning color to any shade border or woodland garden. 2012 Hosta of the Year. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:VariegatedBlooms:SummerFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Mukdenia (Mukdenia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
- CareCare InformationProvide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring. Divide every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.