Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta

Hosta x 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'

SKU
03187
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.
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3 - 8

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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; forms foliage clump 16 to 18 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

Good to grow!