DetailsA sport of the famous H. 'Sagae,' H. 'Liberty' has a wider, more dramatic border. Medium blue-green (changing to light green) center with a 2.5" bold, golden yellow margin. The leaves are even thicker than H. 'Sagae' indicating it is likely a polyploid. Like H. 'Sagae,' the yellow margin fades to creamy-white later in the season. Lavender flowers in early summer. Slug and sun-resistant. This hosta brought in $800 at the AHS auction in 2000, and was Hosta of the Year in 2012.
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Year New at HostasDirect 2006 Growing Zones No AHS Rating 3 AHS Mini Rating No Plant - Ploidy Assumed Polyploidy Plant - Bog Tolerant No Plant - Density No Hosta - Drought Tolerant No Plant - Fun Name Patriotic Growth Rate Moderate Plant - Height 26" Plant - Hosta of the Year 2012 Plant - Patented No Plant - Patent Number 12,351 expiring 11/17/2019 Plant - PPAF No Plant - Rhizomatous No Plant - Shape Upright Plant Size Giant Sun Resistant Yes Slug Resistant Yes Plant - Wave Spacing 67.5" Plant - Specimen Spacing 90" Leaf - Base Rounded Leaf - Color Detail Medium blue green leaf with a golden yellow margin Leaf Color (Center) Green Leaf Color (Margin) Yellow Leaf - Cupped No Leaf - Cup Direction No Leaf - Flat Edge No Leaf - Corrugation Moderately Leaf - Folded No Leaf - Twisted Lightly Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No Leaf - Piecrust No Fragrant Flower No Leaf - Substance Good Leaf - Margin Contortion Flat Leaf - Margin Size Wide Leaf - Margin Width (inches) 2.5 Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No Leaf - Shape Broadly Ovate Leaf - Size 12.6" x 9.8" W Leaf - Length 12.75 Leaf - Width 10 Leaf - Mottled No Leaf - Speckled No Leaf - Splashed No Leaf - Streaked No Leaf - Upper Leaf Luster Glaucous Leaf - Under Leaf Luster Glaucous Leaf - Vein Color No Leaf - Vein Furrows Prominent Leaf - Vein Pairs 12 Leaf - White Leaf Back No Flower - Bracts No Flower - Branched Scape No Flower - Clustered Bloom No Flower - Color Lavender, Pale Flower - Double Blooms No Flower - Reblooms No Flower - Striped Bloom No Flower - Inflorescence No Flower - Pod Color No Flower - Scape Color Green Flower - Scape Height 32 Flower - Scape Height Range 32 to 35 Bloom Month(s) July, August Flower - Season July 1 to August 1 Flower - Start-Peak-Finish No Flower - Size No Flower - Shape Tubular Flower - Viable Seed No Petiole Color No Petiole - Shape No Petiole - Size No Petiole - Variegation No Hybridizing - Parentage No Hybridizing - Originator J. Machen, Jr. Hybridizing - Namer J. Machen, Jr. Hybridizing - Introducer J. Machen, Jr. Hybridizing - Registrant J. Machen, Jr. Hybridizing - Sport Of H. 'Sagae' Hybridizing - Tardiana Cross No Hybridizing - Year Registered 2000