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Abiqua Drinking Gourd Plantain Lily

Hosta (H. 'Tokudama' x H. sieboldiana) 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'

Item 3187

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USDA Zone:
3-8
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

The 2014 Hosta of the Year! The giant, deeply cupped, corrugated leaves do not lose their shape or stunning powder blue-green color, even in the hottest weather. Thick foliage resists slug damage. Stalks of white flowers rise above the foliage in summer. Easy to grow, and tolerant of heat and humidity. An herbaceous perennial.

Close-up :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Mixed container :: Credit: Doreen Wynja
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Average Landscape Size
Slowly forms foliage clump 16 to 18 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Hosta (H. 'Tokudama' x H. sieboldiana) 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Habit: Mounding
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Asian/Zen ,   Contemporary ,   Rustic

Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring. Divide every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

History

Introduced by Walden West in 1989, this cultivar is from the breeding program of Chuck Purtymun. A cross of H. 'Tokudama' x H. sieboldiana, it is the recipient of numerous awards, and is among the most popular for American gardens.

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