Hosta 'Abiqua Miniature'

This plant with an H. venusta background was registered by Dr Charles Purtymun at Walden West Nursery in 1988. A miniature size plant, it grows to about 6 inches in height and spread to about 14 inches. Purple flowers bloom in July followed by viable seeds.

According to The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), "...easy to confuse with H. venusta. Both become dwarf-size mounds of oval-shaped green foliage with purple flowers in July."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009) states in its Miniature Hostas chapter: "Ideal for sinks or small containers. The flowers sometimes rebloom."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Abiqua Jim Dandy', H. 'Tiny Tears' and H. venusta.


These 2010 photos come from the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside, tours and vendors at the 2010 American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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