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Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta

Hosta x 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'

Pronunciation: HOSS-tuh
SKU #03187
3-8

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OVERVIEW
Description The 2014 Hosta of the Year! The giant, deeply cupped, corrugated leaves do not lose their shape or stunning powder blue-green color, even in the hottest weather. Thick foliage resists slug damage. Stalks of white flowers rise above the foliage in summer. Easy to grow, and tolerant of heat and humidity. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Slow growing; forms foliage clump 16 to 18 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Blue-green
Companion Plants Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Ligularia (Ligularia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Mukdenia (Mukdenia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Coral Bells (Heuchera);
CARE
Care Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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