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Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 18 - 22 Inches
  • Mature Spread 18 - 22 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 9

Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta, or Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' is a stately perennial with large, cupped, blue-green leaves. This hosta is especially stunning after rainfall or watering, when luminescent pools of water collect in the deeply textured foliage. A summer bonus to the Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta is the brilliant display of white to green, trumpet-shaped flowers. This beautiful hosta stands at a height of 18 to 22 inches and has a wide spread of 40 to 45 inches.

Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta, bred by Plants That Work, was named 2014 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association. It is a strong grower that spreads without division. It has an upright, vigorous form and is a great low-maintenance option in any shady garden. Its cupped leaves and white flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Your hosta will need protection from slugs and snails, although this variety is more resistant than others because of its heavy texture. 

Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta Care

Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta should be planted in rich, organic soil. They are dormant during the winter, and will shrivel and collapse until the spring growing season. This Hosta is a shade lover, but can tolerate partial sun in colder climates. 

Hostas that receive excess sun are smaller in size. They hold their beautiful foliage color, even during the hottest months. You can prune away unwanted or damaged leaves at any time during the growing season.

Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta Spacing

Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hostas grow well in containers and can thrive in any shaded garden. Their large, fresh spring leaves make them great understory options, and they grow well, even when competing with tree roots. They should be planted 3 feet apart from center to center.

Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 18 - 22 Inches
Mature Spread: 40 - 45 Inches
Spacing: 40 - 45 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green
Foliage Description: Blue-Gren
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta
Other Name(s):

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

2 Reviews - Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta Show Reviews

  • 5
    Love my...

    Posted by Cristina Stafford on May 01, 2023

    I purchased 5 different hostas for my shade garden… I could not be more happy and please with the quality and health of the plants!!! It has been about 2/3 weeks since I planted them, they are healthy and beautiful. Great experience and I will purchase from them agin. Great customer service and great buying experience.

  • 4
    worth the wait!

    Posted by Tanya Clark on May 02, 2022

    It took about two weeks to get it but it was worth the wait!