Daily Hosta - 'Liberty' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta - 'Liberty' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 28, 2011 6:08 am

Name: H. 'Liberty'

Description: Blue-green leaves have wide, dramatically streaked, yellow margins which fade to creamy-white later in the season. Likely tetraploid. The are of heavy substance, providing great slug resistance.
Size: Large (39"w x 39"h)
Origin: Sport of H. 'Sagae'
Flowers: pale lavender, tubular on 40" scapes
Added to garden: Spring 2009
Notes: This hosta is patented.
This is a rare example of a LARGE hosta in my garden.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... ty=Liberty
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Liberty
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/l/libertya.html

Easily the most dramatic hosta I have and when I cleaned out an overgrown 'clausa var. clausa' I made a great space to show it off. I grew it in a pot for the first year while still getting rid of clausa rhizomes (invasive), but it's been planted for 2 years now.

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Postby ogrefcf » Sep 28, 2011 7:35 am

Excited to see everyone's pictures. I'll get on of mine later, but it's just a little one.
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Postby gesila9 » Sep 28, 2011 9:57 am

Mine are both new this year. They looked almost identical when I bought them. However, one gets more sun than the other.

Here's the one that only gets morning sun:
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Here's the one that gets sun all day:
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Postby Chris_W » Sep 28, 2011 10:11 am

Here is my oldest Liberty. It is about 8 years old, but nobody really noticed it until two summers ago as the margins remained thin for the first 5 years and took until the 6th year from TC to really stand out. It is in a spot with no direct sunlight, just high canopy walnut trees so it gets plenty of indirect lighting. This one sells us out of Liberty every summer :)

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Postby paul_in_mn » Sep 28, 2011 11:02 am

Changes thru the season May 29 and Aug 4
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Postby thy » Sep 28, 2011 4:24 pm

WOW are they lovely :D :D :D

Gesila... first year plant :o They are bigger than ny new one wch is 3 years old and even bigger than my old one, wich is ??? 6 or 7 years old, but have been a dud from start. After 3 year it was stomped.. still one rather small eye at that time and it came back with 2 rather small eyes :roll: Its sibling in my friends garden is beautiful and we got them the same day from the same batch :(

I W A N T mine to be as lovely as all of yours :D

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Postby ogrefcf » Sep 29, 2011 10:21 am

Embarrassed to show mine now lol. Just a single eye from Chris. Planted this year and photo taken today.
Seems to have a weird calico growth! :eek:

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Postby Chris_W » Sep 29, 2011 11:08 am

Don't worry Owen, your Liberty will just keep getting better. Like I mentioned, nobody took notice of mine for years either, but it is worth the wait :)
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Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 29, 2011 1:17 pm

A friend picked mine up for me as the closest nursery to me had sold out. (this was 2009). She selected a larger plant as the difference in price wasn't very much and I'm very glad she did. It had several good eyes when it was new.
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Postby viktoria » Oct 26, 2011 6:12 am

Ogrefcf, you stole my kitty!

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Postby Linda P » Oct 26, 2011 7:08 am

Mine was planted in 2004, and took a few years to get that commanding presence. I can't stop
looking at it in the spring when the edges are so bright.

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Postby ogrefcf » Oct 26, 2011 7:16 am

viktoria wrote:Ogrefcf, you stole my kitty!

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You can come get her! Course my wife might kill me :lol: . She's my gardening buddy, always follows me when I go out. And Linda as always beautiful Hosta!
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Postby Mark Raw » Oct 27, 2011 5:38 pm

I bought a Liberty form a local garden centre had a good Idea it wasnt at all looks more like a wrongly labeled Queen Josephine BUT looking at one of the pictures posted on here (second pic post) there is one that looks the same could it be a Liberty I have? Really does look like Queen J tho. :-?
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Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 10, 2012 2:53 pm

'Liberty' continues to be a showpiece in the garden. And as I write on September 10, it is about to bloom for the 2nd time this year.
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Postby Schattenfreude » Sep 10, 2012 3:50 pm

Sorry, folks. This isn't Liberty, but Sagae. I was confused when I posted it here.

My 3 'Liberty's are still too small to wow anyone :-( Maybe next year.... <crossing fingers>
Definitely one of my favorites! This is my largest one, taken spring 2011. It is twice this size this year :-) Does anyone else also have 'Ivory Coast'? Is it as showy?

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Postby redcrx » Oct 04, 2012 6:37 pm

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Postby Eleven » Nov 02, 2012 10:57 am

'Liberty', ordered from Hallson's last year, dug up and replanted this year because of tree root competition:
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Postby irawon » Nov 27, 2012 4:30 pm

Looking forward to this Liberty of mine becoming a bit more well proportioned like some of yours above. I've had it since 2009. Am I expecting too much too soon?

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Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 27, 2012 5:09 pm

Irene - I got mine in 2009 too, but it was a LARGE division that Sandy picked out for me at White House; so it had a jump start. I bet yours will be looking mature next year.
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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 30, 2014 7:47 pm

Irene - if you are still around, I'd love to see a pic of your 'Liberty' now.

Mine continues to be a drama queen in the garden. It absolutely demands attention. This picture July 16, 2014.

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