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Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'

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Beautifully cupped and twisted leaves blue leaves. Z 3 - 9.
Differences between Starter TC and Advanced Starter plants
Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'

Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' (Advanced Starter)

Regular Price: $11.93

Special Price $10.14

Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'

Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' (Starter TC)

Regular Price: $5.95

Special Price $5.06

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Not only is 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' deeply cupped, but it also has very thick, textured leaves. Excellent specimen plant! Sets the standard for cupping in hostas enhanced by its large size, heavy corrugation, and rich blue-green color." Hosta of the Year 2014.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Year New at HostasDirect 2001
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant - Height 24
Plant Size Large
Plant - Shape Mound-like
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Resistant No
Slug Resistant Yes
Plant - Wave Spacing 18"
Plant - Specimen Spacing 24"
Plant - Hosta of the Year 2014
Leaf Color (Center) Blue
Leaf Color (Margin) Blue
Leaf - Cupped Intensely
Leaf - Corrugation Intensely
Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No
Fragrant Flower No
Leaf - Margin Size No
Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No
Leaf - Length 11
Leaf - Width 11
Leaf - Speckled No
Leaf - Streaked No
Flower - Color White
Flower - Scape Color No
Bloom Month(s) June, July
Petiole Color No
Plant - Patented No
Hybridizing - Parentage No
Hybridizing - Originator No
Hybridizing - Sport Of No
Hybridizing - Year Registered 1989

Customer Reviews 6 item(s)

What a showy hosta
My property is largely ledge with a few specks of dirt on top so many of my hostas are in pots. The Abiqua Drinking Gourd is BEAUTIFUL in a pot and, even in the back row, it commands the attention of anyone who sees it. I got a starter last year from Hostas Direct and it is already full and fabulous.
Review by Kirsten / (Posted on 8/31/2015)
Lovely color and shape
A frosty blue hue on most interesting shape leaves. This plant is a vigorous grower yet when it reaches it's stated size it stays that size. Be careful how it is sited as it collects anything and everything.
Review by joan / (Posted on 8/5/2015)
large plant
large plant fills a space but more slowly,
Review by Michele / (Posted on 5/18/2015)
Didn't realize star ratings went up to 5...
I didn't realize the star ratings went up to five (only showed up to three on my mobile device) so had to come back to give full five stars! Great plant!
Review by Floreana / (Posted on 3/27/2015)
All around great plant
For some reason I held off for a long time on buying an Abiqua Drinking Gourd plant, but I am so happy I finally did!

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of first year growth--when other cultivars were still itty bitty in comparison--and the great plant form and color. The leaf shape is very distinct and stands out in the landscape. Really, a great addition to any garden!
Review by Floreana / (Posted on 3/27/2015)
a test review
Review by aheadWorks / (Posted on 3/10/2015)