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HOSTA 'Abiqua Blue Crinkles'

Image of Hosta 'Abiqua Blue Crinkles'

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Abiqua Blue Crinkles'

Plant Common Name

Abiqua Blue Crinkles Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Hostas are mound-forming herbaceous perennials grown mostly for their attractive foliage. The blue-leaved ‘Abiqua Blue Crinkles’ is a large hosta. Its big leaves are oval, heavy, thick, cupped and corrugated like cardboard. The color is a deep, dark blue-green. White tubular flowers appear on leafless stems held above the foliage in late summer.

Overall, this hosta grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of fertile well-drained soils. Hostas have average water needs, but prefer even moisture. In hot and dry conditions they can develop dry leaf edges and tips. Pests are also a problem. Slugs and snails favor hosta leaves and riddle them with holes, and deer will feast on them if given the chance. Like other hostas, 'Abiqua Blue Crinkles' is best used in shaded perennial gardens or massed as an herbaceous groundcover.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    28"-36" / 71.1cm - 91.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Lavender, Ivory

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Slate Gray, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Blue Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Bold

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes