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Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta

Unique form and rich color really pop in the garden

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  • flowering dateEarly Summer
  • hardiness zone3-9
  • height18 inches
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship asNO. 1 BAREROOT
  • sun exposurePartial Shade, Full Shade
  • Tolerant of many soil types
  • Great slug resistance
  • Uncommon shape and bold colors

Making shady sites stand out can be a challenging prospect indeed, unless you add our new Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta to the landscape. This uncommonly shaped and boldly hued variety displays substantial, dark blue-green, puckered leaves that form unique cups across the plant. This is a lovely choice for jazzing up darkened borders, shade-dappled wooded sites and other shadowy areas of the garden. In early summer, graceful scapes reach 22" tall and bear white, bell-shaped blooms for an even more exotic appearance. Abiqua Drinking Gourd exhibits good slug resistance, but is an excellent lure for pollinators such as butterflies. Tolerant of many soil types.

Product Details

  • botanical nameHosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
  • flowering dateEarly Summer
  • flower colorWhite
  • flower formBell-shaped flowers on scapes.
  • foliage typeLarge, deep blue-green leaves, heavily corrugated and thick.
  • formPerennial
  • growth rateModerate
  • hardiness zone3-9
  • height18 inches
  • planting instructionsVery shade tolerant plants that enjoy moist, humus-rich soil. Morning sun with afternoon shade is the best location.
  • pruningRemove spent flower stems to tidy up the plants for the rest of the growing season. After flowering.
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonSpring
  • ship asNO. 1 BAREROOT
  • soil requirementTolerant of a wide range of soils, but best if evenly moist and well-drained.
  • spacing42 - 48 inches
  • spread42 - 48 inches
  • sun exposurePartial Shade, Full Shade
  • winter careNone, except to mulch for the first winter. Remove promptly in early spring.

Shipping Schedule

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-3B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
4A-4B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
5A 4/18/24 - 6/7/24
5B 3/25/24 - 6/7/24
6A 3/11/24 - 6/7/24
6B 2/26/24 - 6/7/24
7A 2/22/24 - 6/7/24
7B 2/19/24 - 5/31/24
8A 2/15/24 - 5/10/24
8B 2/12/24 - 5/10/24
9A-10B 2/5/24 - 5/10/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 7A: 6/3/24
Zones 7B - 10B: 5/6/24

    Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta
    Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta