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Hosta ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’


Hosta

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.278.020


Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form a sturdy mound of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This medium-sized selection has frosty blue leaves that are cupped, and will actually hold water. Pale lavender flowers appear in July. 2014 Hosta of the Year. Suitable also for planting in mixed containers or tubs. Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may be left alone for years. Good slug resistance.

Further details for
Hosta ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Mauve/Lilac
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Blue
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Spread
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium












Hosta ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’


Hosta

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.278.020


Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form a sturdy mound of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This medium-sized selection has frosty blue leaves that are cupped, and will actually hold water. Pale lavender flowers appear in July. 2014 Hosta of the Year. Suitable also for planting in mixed containers or tubs. Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may be left alone for years. Good slug resistance.

Further details for
Hosta ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Mauve/Lilac
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Blue
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Spread
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium