Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd
2014 Hosta Of The Year
Bring fascinating form and rich color to your shade garden with Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta. Deeply cupped, up to 3″ deep, blue green leaves are thick and heavily corrugated. In early summer white flowers on 22″ scapes appear just above the foliage. This Hosta matures to a magnificent specimen 18″ tall and 36″ wide.
Hostas are excellent perennials for shade that require minimal care. They are lovely massed in woodland settings or used as specimens. With their weed smothering foliage, they make idea ground covers. Although they are tough plants that can withstand periods of drought, for best results keep well watered during dry spells.
With the increasing number of hosta cultivars being introduced each year it is increasingly difficult for nursery owners and gardeners to choose just the right hostas for their sales areas and gardens. To this end the American Hosta Growers Association established the AHGA Hosta of the Year in 1996. It is selected by a vote of AHGA members.