Receiving rave reviews from experts, the gorgeous Liberty Hosta (Hosta 'Liberty') is a sport of the well-known variety 'Sagae'. It is considered by many to be the finest Hosta ever introduced!
This medium-sized Hosta has dark blue-green leaves with a wide golden-yellow margin that fades to creamy-white in the summer. It's so captivating to watch water bead up on the waxy textured leaves of Hosta, turning a rainy day into something special!
In late summer, each mounded and tidy clump is topped with tall spikes (called scapes) of lavender flowers. These showy blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies which will come flocking to the trumpet-shaped flowers!
This Hosta has high slug resistance and is very easy to care for! No wonder it was chosen as the Hosta of the Year in 2012 by the American Hosta Growers Society!
Liberty is an outstanding specimen plant, covering a near 4-foot wide area of the garden with impressive greenery! Like all Hosta, it is most at home in shady, woodland settings and works well as an accent or edging plant!
A colorful row of Liberty Hosta in front of your foundation plantings will give your curb appeal rave reviews among the neighbors! Or, grow a circlet around a specimen plant in your garden to make it stand out!
Perfect for shady Asian and Zen-inspired gardens, lending a cool and calming presence to areas for meditation and relaxation. In fact about any garden design looks more peaceful with a few Hosta!
Contemporary plantings and informal cottage gardens alike will benefit from these large perennials. Borders look divine with long rows of Hosta, and so will the edges along beds, driveway and shady paths.
Skirting trees with these lovely perennials boosts their appearance, and in return, the Hosta will benefit from the generous shade the trees provide. Large shrubs too will look immensely better having their bare stems hidden from view, without the worry about root competition!
Large planters and containers around your patio or shaded balcony will benefit from the graceful presence of these impressive plants.
Butterfly gardens and your cottage gardens will get a traditional look with the addition of a few of these colorful perennials! Fringe the bases of hardscapes or ring pergola or gazebos in lush foliage.
For a truly unique spectacle, an en masse planting of Liberty Hosta will highlight woodland edges and shady swaths in lush green and gold.
Hostas grow in high-filtered or dappled sunlight. This is necessary for clean, healthy growth. The leaves need some morning sun to bring out the best coloration however, the hot afternoon sun will burn the leaves, especially in warmer growing zones.
Plant Liberty in any moist, well-drained spot. It grows well in highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots.
It is best to keep areas around Hostas clear of excess leaf debris, this way you can reduce the presence of slugs and snails. Once frosts arrive, Hosta is an herbaceous perennial that dies back to the ground and emerges again in early spring. Removing the old leaves in early winter will also prevent spreading fungal issues.
A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
Low maintenance and an easy-care perennial, Liberty is one of the most versatile Hosta for landscaping.
Once you learn about the amazing blue-green and golden color that Liberty Hosta has to offer your landscape, we are convinced you will give it rave reviews as well! Be sure to order your own from Nature Hills Nursery today!How to Keep your Hosta Collection Healthy
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Hosta 'Liberty'|
|Mature Height||2 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||Late Autumn|