Liberty Hosta

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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 the 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! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8 and can grow a 2-foot tall and 3-foot wide fountain of lovely leaves.

Planting and Application:

Liberty is an outstanding specimen plant, covering bare areas 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, nearly any garden design looks more peaceful with a few Hostas!

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, driveways, 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 or large shrubs 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.

Pollinator 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 pergolas 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.

  • Gorgeous Green Leaves with Creamy Golden Margins
  • Lush Textured Foliage & Mounding Clump-Forming Growth
  • Tall Lavender Blooms
  • Attracts Hummingbirds & Pollinators
  • Great Specimen Plant, Great Shade Garden & Edging Plant
  • American Hosta Society Award-Winner!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

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 the spreading of any fungal issues.

A generous layer of mulch chips 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.

  • Full Shade to Partial Shade
  • Moisture Loving Plant
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune Late Fall
  • Extreme Cold Hardiness & Humidity Tolerant
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Hostas need full sun or shade?

Hosta does best in full sun in cooler climates but does appreciate afternoon protection from the worst of the summer sun, especially in the hottest of their growing zone range. In the hottest climates, Hosta like partial shade or dappled shade, and some varieties will do great in full shade.

Where do Hostas grow best?

Hosta plants love enriched, well-drained soil that is moderately yet consistently moist throughout the growing season. They appreciate mulched garden beds.

Do Hostas come back every year? Are Hostas a perennial plant?

With vigorous carefree growth, Hostas are herbaceous perennial plants that will return year after year with little maintenance.

What do you do with Hostas in the fall? What do you do with Hostas in the winter?

Hosta leaves will die back after frost but the crowns and roots remain intact and dormant until next spring. Prune back the leaves once they turn brown in the autumn and remove them from the plant's area. For winter protection, add a layer of compost or mulch over the crowns to protect them from the chill.

Do Hosta attract hummingbirds or pollinators?

Hostas are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Hosta Plants for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Liberty Hosta Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hosta 'Liberty'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 1 - 2 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes