Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd

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Dark Blue Cups

Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd, Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd’ is a former winner of "Best Green Hosta Award" and the "Lucille Simper Award." Its unique dark blue-green, seer suckered leaves form cup shapes that can be up to 3" deep.  

Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' produces white flowers on 22" scapes in early summer and demonstrates good slug resistance. This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions.  

Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5.  Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots. 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd’ needs high-filtered or dappled sunlight;  necessary for clean, healthy growth.  

Morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors, but hot afternoon sun is usually deadly to hostas!

The unusual shape and cool tones of this large 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' Hosta make it attention-getting in the border, along the foundation, or as an accent planting in any setting.

You will love its slow growth and wonderfully textured foliage!

* White Flowers on 2' Scapes
* Dark Blue Cup Shaped Leaves
* Loves Shade


Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
Foliage Blue Green
Mature Height 12 to 18 inches
Mature Spread 2 to 3 feet
Soil Type Widely adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White