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Awards for Paul Harris

Left to right: Hemerocallis 'All American Chief' ( Paul Harris);
Paul with his award ( Horticulture Week); and Hemerocallis 'Fooled Me' ( Paul Harris)

The year has got off to a flying start for Paul Harris of Brookfield Plants.

At the end of February, Horticulture Week named Paul as Specialist Grower of the Year. His involvement with the BHHS and the introduction of Hosta 'Andy Murray' formed part of the citation for the award, which was presented to him by Andrew Graham-Dixon.

Just a few days later, Plant Heritage confirmed Paul as our latest National Collection Holder of Hemerocallis. His Collection is of Hemerocallis cultivars with the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. You can see the complete array of these cultivars in our gallery of photos.


Photo of Hemerocallis 'Prelude to Love'  Lesley Marshall
Hemerocallis 'Prelude to Love'
Lesley Marshall

Hostas and daylilies in Milton Keynes

We hope we wil be seeing you at thecentre:mk during the last weekend in June as the Centre hosts a weekend of daylilies and hostas.

Details of how to get to the Centre, where to find us once you are there and where to stay have all been added to the special page about the weekend.

As well as expert advice on growing these wonderful plants, there will be plants for sale.

If you have any questions, just contact Jim Allnutt, Shows and Exhibitions Secretary.




Photo of Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' © June Colley
Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' in bloom
June Colley

Plant Profile

This month's Plant Profile of Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' comes from John Carr.

John writes:

H. 'Blue Mouse Ears' was launched in 2001 and awarded Hosta of the Year in 2008 and is perhaps the one plant that started the craze for miniature Hostas that continues today.

Read more ....

As this series develops, earlier entries are being added to the archive

If you have a favourite hosta or hemerocallis and would like to share it with visitors to this site, please contact us


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Page last updated: March 2015