0A1109 283F2B 496B5B 789E53 A1B695 A7CB4F D9E1D2 FFFFFD

Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Hosta "Abiqua Drinking Gourd"

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 3 June 2021 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 16, 2021.

NIKON D7000 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 200 34 mm

New photos posted on most Mondays through Thursdays.
All photos are copyrighted and may not be reproduced or distributed without my expressed, written consent.

Spotlight Images

Marie from France, France

Simply superb. I love you choice of angle.

3 Jun 2021 5:14am

jpla from Anjou, France

Elle doit bien récupérer l'eau

3 Jun 2021 5:38am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Excellent detail and beautiful light.

3 Jun 2021 5:39am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique cette prise de vue

3 Jun 2021 5:47am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

So nice light and composition.

3 Jun 2021 5:50am

Martine from Brest, France

Joli feuillage, j'aime la forme des feuilles.

3 Jun 2021 6:05am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

You capture the foliage beautifully with the light picking out the leaf structure and what an interesting back story

3 Jun 2021 8:03am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful capture and colors!

3 Jun 2021 8:06am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful framing and details. The right name for these plants !

3 Jun 2021 8:30am

helys from Paris, France


3 Jun 2021 9:12am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice capture of the Interestingly shaped plants.

3 Jun 2021 9:24am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Interesting plant

3 Jun 2021 10:13am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fantastic shapes, and light.

3 Jun 2021 12:23pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow...fabulous details and shapes and light here...a fabulous capture !!!

3 Jun 2021 12:54pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A beautiful point of view to see the "gourds in the leaves

3 Jun 2021 1:05pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful lights & graphics!

3 Jun 2021 2:12pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful framing .

3 Jun 2021 3:10pm

Ray. B from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très belles feuilles récupératrices.

3 Jun 2021 3:45pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I love hostas and hosta leaves. They are just so beautiful and elegant. This hosta variety is gorgeous. I love how the sun shines through the leaves and reveals the leaf pattern. I am enjoying mine right now. Great information.

3 Jun 2021 5:09pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of this gorgeous hosta. Amazing details and lovely colours. Excellent. :)

3 Jun 2021 5:23pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Nice leafs with fine textures

3 Jun 2021 6:06pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful light on the shaped and twisted leaves, beautifully visible details as well.

3 Jun 2021 6:46pm

Florence from Bretagne, France

Fabulous Green color, light, details and picture!

3 Jun 2021 8:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The textures and colors of the leaves show nicely in backlight.

3 Jun 2021 9:08pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Good point of view to show the "cup" for which it gets it's name. Nice shot.

3 Jun 2021 9:46pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I haven't seen those before. Wonderful.

4 Jun 2021 12:34am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so extremely healthy. ours struggle in the heat even though they have complete shade.

4 Jun 2021 12:37am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I like the visible patterns on the leaves. The shapes work well right up to the right edge, where one leaf seems particularly large and rather blown out. Perhaps a crop would help.

4 Jun 2021 1:02am

jeanmadis from CHONBURI, Thailand

Méandres de verdures, voici de bien jolies formes végétales à regarder.

4 Jun 2021 1:48am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Beautiful perspective to reveal wonderful patters and shapes.

4 Jun 2021 2:52am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, AZ, United States

What a lovely, helpful plant!! And a great photo!

4 Jun 2021 4:14am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

Gotta love how it fills the frame like this, Steven!

4 Jun 2021 5:05am

rem_la from Villiers, France

sympathique cette composition

4 Jun 2021 5:44am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

De beaux réservoirs naturels en effet !!

4 Jun 2021 7:37am

suzanne from Belgium

Magnifique !
J'aime ! :-)

4 Jun 2021 10:42am

willy from Brussels, Belgium

Une belle composition dans cette image Steven

une plante que je ne connais pas


4 Jun 2021 10:53am

Hootin' Anni from Corpus Christi, United States

I've seen Hostas...but certainly not this species. What an amazing plant.

4 Jun 2021 1:29pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a fine info over the hostas
Beautiful green tints

4 Jun 2021 3:57pm

Remus from Portugal

They have a fresh and crunchy appearance.
Beautifully captured and wonderfully presented.

4 Jun 2021 4:37pm

yo from Entre Seine et Loire, France

De très jolis cornets de feuilles d'un vert tendre !

4 Jun 2021 7:40pm

PAPOU from Aubusson (Creuse), France

fabuleuse photo.

6 Jun 2021 9:10am

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

Superbe composition!

6 Jun 2021 12:09pm

Urspo from Phoenix, United States

Only you can make this rather common plant look marvelous.

6 Jun 2021 11:03pm

Diane from Parksville, Canada

Ah, good slug resistance -- now that appeals to me. I love hostas and the information about the origins of this one are quite interesting.

8 Jun 2021 2:36pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Oh, now I see them in colour! Magical plants!

13 Jun 2021 12:21am