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Hosta "Abiqua Drinking Gourd"

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 7 June 2018 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' was registered in 1989 by Dr. Charles Purtymun of Walden West Hostas in Oregon. The word, Abiqua, which Dr. Purtyman used for 24 other registered hosta cultivars, comes from Abiqua Creek, which flows through the central Cascades mountains. The remainder of the name, Drinking Gourd, is said to have been inspired when Dr. Purtymun saw a dog drinking water from one of the leaves after a rainstorm. The deeply cupped and twisted leaves of 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' are a nearly round 11 in. by 11 in. They have a waxy bloom, are blue-green, and are heavily corrugated. The near white flowers are held just above the foliage. Named 2014 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association, it grows slowly to 1.5 to 2 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide. It is reputed to have good slug resistance.

Photo captured May 19, 2018.

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The Yum List from Kuala LOumpur, Malaysia

What a fabulous pattern on those leaves.

7 Jun 2018 5:02am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great green

7 Jun 2018 5:45am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Elles sont encore très belles ces feuilles "matelassées".
Bonne journée Steven

7 Jun 2018 6:00am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely tones of green and beautiful leaves

7 Jun 2018 6:17am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Beautiful shapes, textures and color.

7 Jun 2018 6:51am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle photo de ces hostas!

7 Jun 2018 7:26am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such a healthy green !

7 Jun 2018 7:48am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

c'est du bon travail

7 Jun 2018 8:37am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What a wonderful almost pattern you capture here

7 Jun 2018 9:04am

Maria-Lina from Brownsburg Chatham, Canada

Bonjour Steven, quelle belle prise! J'adore les hostas, j'en ai plusieurs variétés au jardin! Bise, bon jeudi dans la joie!

7 Jun 2018 11:14am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition of this plant with drops . It wears well its name ...

7 Jun 2018 11:19am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very beautiful !!

7 Jun 2018 11:40am

willy from Belgium

de jolies tonalités dans cette belle photo Steve..


7 Jun 2018 12:23pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

i've never seen one so full of leaves

you must have the perfect environment for them

7 Jun 2018 2:24pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

How beautifully they curl! Lovely clarity here

7 Jun 2018 2:44pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Thank you for the writeup...Beautiful image here !

7 Jun 2018 3:00pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An excellent capture of this great looking plant with the curled leaves.

7 Jun 2018 3:04pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain


7 Jun 2018 7:42pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belles couleurs, excellents détails.

7 Jun 2018 8:18pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

But what a spectacular plan. Nice picture!

7 Jun 2018 9:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A strange and beautiful Hosta. The slug resistance is an important quality in this rainy climate. A beautiful frame full of these highly textured leaves.

7 Jun 2018 9:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I have never seen this variety of hosta before. The get so large! I can see how their leaves could hold water. A beautiful image and very interesting information!

7 Jun 2018 10:05pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I do like the shapes they have taken. Very nice.

8 Jun 2018 1:48am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel pastel de feuille et forme quel effet génail.

8 Jun 2018 4:48am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Everything you needed to know about this plant in 5 minutes or less! I love this delightful view, Steven.

8 Jun 2018 5:57am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Very interesting!

8 Jun 2018 7:30am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I love how you filled the frame with these lush details.

8 Jun 2018 12:18pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Wonderful green-grey color

8 Jun 2018 2:01pm

Remus from Portugal

It has a fresh and crisp look. It even looks like cabbages.

8 Jun 2018 2:31pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful green. Lovely shapes and patterns. :)

8 Jun 2018 2:33pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

I see you're a big fan of hosta!

8 Jun 2018 9:21pm

Krolowa Karo from Poland

A beautiful plant.

9 Jun 2018 6:23am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Superbe ...
Bonne journée

9 Jun 2018 6:35am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Absolutely great texture shot.

9 Jun 2018 12:58pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

What a fascinating plant, Steven! I love how you've just filled the frame with it's lovely color!

10 Jun 2018 5:01am

Joëlle from France

Très jolie prise compliments à toi

10 Jun 2018 5:57am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Une diversité de verts et de formes: superbe!

10 Jun 2018 11:28am