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Hosta "Abiqua Drinking Gourd"

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 7 August 2014 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' is an extremely distinct cultivar due to the heavily corrugated, deeply cupped and unruly foliage. Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' sets the standard for deeply cupped leaves!

This hosta is slow to reach its mature size but is worth the wait. Give this hosta a shady location with deep fertile soil plus adequate moisture and you will be rewarded!

This hosta blooms with white flowers June to July. Here is a photo taken right before the flowers bloomed, that many of you thought was an artichoke.

Photo captured June 6, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Impressive greenery

7 Aug 2014 5:09am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Lovely green intensity here . .

7 Aug 2014 6:43am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Love those ripples of green and how the light plays on them

7 Aug 2014 9:04am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful patterns and palette of greens. Like it!

7 Aug 2014 10:03am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Superb green composition.:-)

7 Aug 2014 10:04am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely light and shadows we see in the folds and contours of the leaves.

7 Aug 2014 10:05am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel vagues de feuilles vertes et image superbe compo.

7 Aug 2014 1:48pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this special kind Hosta with the cupped leaves.

7 Aug 2014 2:18pm

Sam from Chennai, Iraq

Beautiful green and lovely details. Wonderful shot. :)

7 Aug 2014 2:42pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautifully lush.

7 Aug 2014 5:12pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

so beautiful angles
so great frame dear Steven..I like it

7 Aug 2014 5:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the colors and swirls of the leaves!

7 Aug 2014 5:44pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very very beautiful !

7 Aug 2014 5:56pm

Sonja from Wörgl, Austria

Green in all its variations - very nice!

7 Aug 2014 6:44pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The rich greens are a delight as well as the patterns in the leaves. I like the impressive clarity you always capture in your photos.

7 Aug 2014 8:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous image! I love when the hosta leaves first come out. They are so lush and green. Mine are starting to wilt away and have lost their beautiful colors.

8 Aug 2014 12:52am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is very nicely shot. Hostas really have great foliage.

8 Aug 2014 1:56am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! glorious shapes, textures and detail with wonderful rich green colour tones! excellent work!

8 Aug 2014 2:05am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

A fine shot demonstrating the shape and shades of the plant without having a real subject to focus on.

8 Aug 2014 2:19am

claudie from le havre, France

Beautiful composition !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8 Aug 2014 6:16am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

magnifique, extraordinaire forme et belles couleurs.)

8 Aug 2014 8:57am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


8 Aug 2014 9:23am

fereshteh. from Iran

Wonderful shot

8 Aug 2014 2:57pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

I have a number of different hostas in my garden and a couple that look like that one. Perhaps. :) Nice captured.

8 Aug 2014 5:13pm

FotoAnna ❀ from Mother earth, Netherlands

Beautiful hosta and I love the details, Steven!

8 Aug 2014 5:29pm

Malaura from France

Fantastique ! Des feuilles étonnantes, de toute beauté ! Amicalement :)

8 Aug 2014 5:56pm

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

(Why : a left-eyed view ... ?)

8 Aug 2014 9:17pm

@Le Krop: I am left-handed and tend to use my left eye for the camera's viewfinder.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Wonderful colour and texture.

9 Aug 2014 11:37am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I love the blue-green of hosta leaves. Excellent detail!

10 Aug 2014 12:40pm

CreatednotFound from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

What beautiful textures and colors!

10 Aug 2014 6:31pm