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.
Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
Sun Exposure:Full Shade, Partial Shade
Spread:42 - 48 inches
Spacing:42 - 48 inches
Flowering Date:Early summer
Planting Instructions:Very shade tolerant plants that enjoy moist, humus-rich soil. Morning sun with afternoon shade is the best location.
Winter Care:None, except to mulch for the first winter. Remove promptly in early spring.
Flower Form:Bell-shaped flowers on scapes.
Foliage Type:Large, deep blue-green leaves, heavily corrugated and thick.
Pruning:Remove spent flower stems to tidy up the plants for the rest of the growing season. After flowering.
Soil Requirement:Tolerant of a wide range of soils, but best if evenly moist and well-drained.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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:
2020 Spring Shipping Schedule
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