Intriguingly Original Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta!Absolutely Unique Bowl Shaped Foliage
Gorgeous Blue Leaves
Curious Leaves Hold Water
White Flowers on 2 Foot Tall Scapes
Loves The Shade!
Mounding and Random Growth
Carefree & Low Maintenance
Moisture Loving Plant
Attracts Hummingbirds & Pollinators
Xeriscaping and FireScaping Uses
Sturdy, Slug Resistant Stems
Extremely Cold Hardiness
Blue bowls of such unique texture and form that they will create the most intriguing appearance in your garden!
Just absolutely sparkling after the rain, Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta (Hosta ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’) is a unique plant with raised, upwards curling leaves.
The particular thing about these leaves is that they collect droplets and pools of water in the deeply cupped, extremely textured foliage. You will be amazed at the effect Abiqua has in the shade garden! Sculptural in form, Drinking Gourd will add decorative embellishment to any style garden.
Gorgeous blue foliage grows in all kinds of shade. Forming a loose, randomized pattern as the leaves reach upwards in every which way! The large leaves curl upwards and catch the dew and the rain in each glaucous blue cup.
Holding its amazing blue color, even in the hottest of weather! No wonder the American Hosta Growers Association named Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta the 2014 Hosta of the Year!
The showy white flowers rise 2 feet over the mounded clump in early summer and are a favorite among butterflies and hummingbirds. White bells dangle gracefully and just add to the show! Slower to reach its full size, but well worth the wait!
The dramatic foliage may look like a difficult diva, but Hosta are always easy to grow and low maintenance. They are a breeze to care for!
How to Use Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta In The LandscapeThe amazing texture and extraordinary appeal of the Abiqua Drinking Guard adds a phenomenal accent and specimen plant. Standing out as an impressive container plant that adds color and mysterious presence to your patios and fountains.
Loving the shade, Abiqua are fantastic ringing trees and shrubs. Enjoying the shade while skirting bare stems in lush greenery without competing with root systems!
Large planters are great for these perennials to keep the unique foliage close within view. The cool coloration and eye-catching growth will decorate garden rooms with sculptural decor.
Hosta are inspiring in Asian and Zen gardens. Create distinctive rows in both formal and contemporary plantings or rows that will accentuate the landscape. Adding an intriguing designer’s touch everywhere!
Butterfly gardens and your cottage gardens will get a non-traditional look with the addition of a few of these curious perennials! Fringe shady hardscapes and ring pergola or gazebos in cool, calming foliage.
For a truly unique spectacle, an en masse planting of Drinking Gourd Hosta will highlight woodland edges and shady swaths in curious greenery.
#ProPlantTips For CareWith sturdy stems and tougher foliage, Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta has good slug resistance. Forming a tidy, mounded clump that spreads slowly.
Your Drinking Gourd Hosta’s big blue-green leaves emerge in early spring and grow a bit disorderly. They just sparkle in the morning sun! Tolerant of dry shade, Hosta does best in filtered or dappled shade and part sun, tolerating the latter in cooler summer climates.
Highly resistant to heat and humidity long as they’re given adequate shade and moisture, especially throughout the hottest part of the growing season.
Tolerant of slightly acidic soils and even wet sites, Abiqua Drinking Gourds does best in deep fertile soil that has consistent moisture access. Though it’s not particular on the type of soil, anything that is moist, well-drained.
A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
Once frosts arrive, Hosta are herbaceous perennials that die back to the ground and emerge again in early spring. Be sure to remove dead leaf matter from the area to prevent the spread of fungal issues.
For a truly unique addition to your landscape, you will love the curious features of Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta!
We’re certain no one else on the block will have one of these decorative plants in their gardens this year, so order your own from Nature Hills Nursery as soon they’re in stock!
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