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HostaAbiqua Drinking Gourd


Originator(s)Walden West 1989

Origin'Tokudama' x sieboldiana


Size categorymedium - large

Plant height x width60x115 cm (24x45 in.)

Leaf length x width25x25 cm (10x10 in.)

Vein pairs15-16

Leaf colorblue


Leafthick, round, very cupped, very corrugated



Scape height75 cm (30 in.)

Flowernear white

Flower length 


Flowering periodJune - July





InfoHosta of the Year for 2014.(HOTY).
16" tall. Light Shade
A very large cupped leaf, blue green.
Depth of cups measured at 4 inches. One of our best.
From the hosta wild man, Chuck Purtymun, comes this still hard to find gem. H. 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' (H. 'Tokudama' x H. sieboldiana), has round cardboard-like, deeply cupped powder blue leaves on a 16" wide clump. In early summer, the clumps are topped with white flowers. In a garden, no plant will evoke more favorable comments!
A very large blue with extremely cupped leaves and good color.
A 'Tokudama' x sieboldiana hybrid, with thick, heavily puckered blue foliage. The leaves are deeply cupped and are held upright, forming an open clump about 20" tall. Near-white flowers.

Sports'Abiqua Drinking Gourd streaked' sport/os
'Blueberry a la Mode' sport/bw
'Great Balls of Fire' sport/os
'Kiwi Green Gourd' sport/gg
'Kiwi Silver Cup' sport/

Progeny'Blue Genes' = 'High Kicker' x PP
'Blue Moonlight Cup' = PP x 'Empress Wu'
'Blue Talon' seedling
'Blueberry Waffles' = 'Spilt Milk' x PP
'Cup of Joy' seedling
'Dixie Cups' = 'Korean Snow' x PP
'Giantland Sunny Mouse Ears' = 'Blue Mouse Ears' x PP
'Giantland Symmetry' = 'Silver Mine' x PP
'Kwick's Salad Bowl' seedling
'Old Smoky' = 'Maekawa' x PP
'Steely Dan' = 'Korean Snow' x PP