Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta - Three Bought - September 2021
Last month, I posted about an interesting hosta that I came across at the Growing Place called Brother Stefan hosta. In that post, I referenced a Rob Zimmer column in the Wisconsin Gardener that highlighted a few OTHER 'interesting' cultivars of hostas that mentioned a hosta that I've seen ALL OVER various big box garden centers and, without much thought, I simply dismissed. I dismissed it because it seemed very popular. But, Zimmer calls the Abiqua Drinking Gourd 'One of the true giants'. Well...that has me interested.
|Source via WisFarmer.com|
So, when I found myself at one of the Home Depots this past weekend, I picked up a trio of Miscanthus sinesis 'Adagio' Maiden Grasses. I also found these Abiqua Drinking Gourd hostas in the 50% off section. Well, they *had* to come home with me. Below, you can see the label:
And, here, below, are the trio of these hostas in their nursery containers:
What is the description of these? New Hampshire Hostas calls them 'extremely distinct', 'heavily corrugated, 'deeply cupped, 'unruly foliage'. Love ALL Of that. They also get very large - and based on what I've figured out - that if you see someone with a HUGE hosta - like four-feet across and a couple of feet tall? That's likely this Abiqua Drinking Gourd.