Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd

These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear deeply-cupped leaves that are blue-green and heavily corrugated. Near white bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Slow growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone
Slug Resistant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture