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Photo of Paul Harris with Hosta 'Andy Murray' Image courtesy of KentOnLine
Paul Harris with Hosta 'Andy Murray'


Tennis ace Andy Murray has won Wimbledon and achieved Olympic Gold – and now he has a hosta named after him.

Hosta 'Andy Murray' will be launched at the Chelsea Flower Show by Ashford, Kent, grower, Paul Harris, of Brookfield Plants, who will reveal the flowering plantain lily to the world as part of his exhibit.

The first place to receive the plant will be Dunblane, Andy's home town, where it will feature in the Hosta Border within Dunblane’s Community Garden, which is open to the public as part of Scotland’s Gardens 2014.

The new hosta was chosen by the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society to honour the sportsman because its blue and white leaves are the colour of the Scottish Saltire and even feature a gold flash to represent his medal from the 2012 Olympic games.

Paul, a BHHS member, said "The colourings of this hosta were perfect. I am an Andy Murray fan. Last year at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show during the Wimbledon men's final we were all listening on the radio. A big cheer went up in the tent when Andy won".

Text and photo courtesy of KentOnLine

Photo of Hemerocallis 'Alayne Clare'  Sue Beck
Hemerocallis 'Alayne Clare'
Sue Beck

Our hostas and daylilies

This month we have added the daylilies of Lyn Fernyhough.

Lyn and Peter Fernyhough bred daylilies and chose the ones to register together.

In 2007 Lyn was awarded the BHHS's Newbold Hemerocallis Vase for Hemerocallis 'Hadley Shadows'.

Next month we will feature more hostas.   



Photo of Hosta 'Mini Skirt' PPAF courtesy of
Hosta 'Mini Skirt'
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Plant Profile

This month's Plant Profile of Hosta 'Mini Skirt' PPAF comes from Diana Grenfell.

Diana writes:

The rapidity with which mice breed seems also to apply to their charming hosta namesakes. Each year hosta nursery catalogues come up with yet another variation on the theme.

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