'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' Hosta

The deeply cupped and twisted leaves of 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' are a nearly round 11 in. by 11 in. They have a waxy bloom, are blue-green, and are heavily corrugated. The near-white flowers are held just above the foliage. Named 2014 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association, it grows slowly to 1.5 to 2 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide. It is reputed to have good slug resistance.

  • Foliage Interest
  • Attracts: Hummingbirds

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Height Category: Medium
  • Garden Height: 18 Inches
  • Scape Height: 22 Inches
  • Spacing: 36 Inches
  • Spread: 36 Inches
  • Flower Colors: White
  • Flower Shade: White
  • Foliage Colors: Green, Blue
  • Foliage Shade: Dark Blue-Green
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Container Role: Filler

PLANT NEEDS

  • Light Requirement: Part Shade to Shade
  • Maintenance Category: Easy
  • Bloom Time: Mid Summer
  • Hardiness Zones: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b 
  • Water Category: Average
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil, Fertile Soil
  • Soil PH Category: Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil
  • Uses: Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
  • Maintenance Notes: Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, organically enriched soil and full to part shade. Clean away the dead foliage after frost to prevent insect problems.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

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