Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'

Plantain Lily

Tips for Homeowners:

Fertilize in the spring if needed.  Apply deterrent if deer are a problem.

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This is a unique variety with its cupped, corrugated leaves and was Hosta of the Year in 2014.

  • Cupped leaves up to 3" deep
  • Bumpy blue-green leaves
  • White flowers early in the summer

Add a new variety to a hosta collection! You can also plant one type in large quantities as a ground cover, or enjoy hostas as an accent to other neighboring perennials in the woodland garden.

Height: 18-22 in
Spread: 24-36 in
Zone: 3-9
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Plantain Lily:

Hostas are wonderful plants for the shady garden. You can plant them in more sun for more flowers, but in the heat of the summer they will need extra water to keep from getting scorched. 

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Ground Cover
  • Fast Growing
  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Award Winning
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Blue
  • Green


  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade


  • Upright
  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water