Hosta of the Year
The hosta cultivar ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’ has been named the 2014 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association. I don’t think I have seen one, but the press materials say it was selected because it “offers huge, heavily-textured, blue-green leaves that cup and twist into a unique display. It boasts white flowers in early summer and good slug resistance. It reaches 18″ in height, 22″ when flowering.”
Sebright Gardens, a specialty nursery known for its hostas (and ferns and epimediums) lists ‘Abiqua Drinking Goard’ in its catalog (for $12). And they describe it this way: Large- Lovely rich blue-green, cupped & puckered leaves that can hold rain water; nice affect. I’m sure I can find just the place for it!