Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hosta of the Year for 2012




It may only be July of 2011, but it is time to look forward to what is going to be new in 2012 in the hosta world. The American Hosta Growers Association had four hostas in the running for the "Hosta of the Year". The hostas were H. 'Guardian Angel', H. 'Rainforest Sunrise', H. 'Touch of Class' and H. 'Liberty'. And the winner for 2012 and one that is already growing in my garden is H. 'Liberty'. If you do not have this one in your garden, I would strongly suggest it. It is a beautiful sport of H. 'Sagae'. H. 'Liberty' grows as a vase shaped mound, with a blue green center and a 2 to 2 1/2 inch margin that changes from yellow to creamy white. It is a tetraploid with pale lavender flowers that bloom from late July to August. It has become a favorite in many gardens.




H. 'Liberty'

If you are looking for a new hosta to add to your garden, give H. 'Liberty' a try.



Happy Gardening!


The Creative Gardener









4 comments:

Lona said...

It is a pretty one Debbie. I love the yellow edges. It would show up well in my Woodland bed too.

Sunray Gardening said...

I have Hosta also. Small collector and of course have this one. I am your new follower. Would appreciate your stopping by when you have time and following.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Kathleen said...

Wow, 'Liberty' is a stunning hosta. I will keep my eyes open for it around here. I can see why it won!

Joyce Toler Collins said...

Debbie, I love H. Sagae! I have 4 of it. This Liberty looks beautiful. It live in the South Bend, In. area and I hope I can locate it. I will probably have to order it online. Thanks for the information. Joyce Toler Collins