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Mid-South Hosta Society Trail

The Mid-South Hosta Society Trail is the perfect spot for a shady oasis on a warm Memphis day. It was organized by Larry Tucker, founder of the Mid-South Hosta Society, and dedicated in 2006. The garden is recognized by the American Hosta Society as a national display garden. The goal of this specialty garden is education - ‘Hostas From Around the Globe.’ It features hundreds of hosta varieties enhanced by companion shade plants, all in beds marked as to where the hostas originated. 

Recently MSHS volunteers have been making improvements to the garden. They replaced the original ‘nursery’ pots with wire baskets to protect plants from vole damage. A new raised bed was installed to house the ‘mini’ collection (at the annual sale over 150 minis were sold in less than 30 minutes, proving the popularity of this type of hosta). A picnic table was added along with a bench dedicated to Larry Tucker. 

In 2016 the American Hosta Society recognized Larry Tucker with the Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Award for all his work for the "friendship" plant, as it is known worldwide. In accepting that award Larry had to name his choice of Distinguished Merit Hosta. He named it H. "Elvis Lives". Elvis still lives in the MSHS Hosta Trail. Come visit it soon!

Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at 1:16 PM


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