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Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd

Plantain Lily

Deep blue-green leaves are heavily cupped and corrugated. Foliage is so cupped that when it rains, they often hold water in their leaves. An excellent specimen hosta. Near white flowers in July. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

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  • Category:Hosta
  • Hardiness Zone:3
  • Height:14-18 Inches
  • Spread:24-36 Inches
  • Bloom Color: White

Prefers bright shade and humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil, but will tolerate average to dry soils and full shade.

Attracts Wildlife
Light Shade
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Flowering Months
Foliage Color
Additional Information about Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'

Blue leaved varieties will maintain the best color in cool, light shade. Many variegated varieties will lose some of their variegation in the heat of summer or when grown in deep shade.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'

Very drought tolerant once established, they will look their best if provided ample moisture and light fertilization in spring. They can grow in sandy to clay soils. They are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds and can be grown under black walnut trees.