Hosta 'Abiqua Miniature'

This plant with an Hosta venusta background is part of the Abiqua Series of hostas originated by Charles Purtyman at Walden West Nursery. A small plant, it grows to about 6 inches in height and spread to about 14 inches. Purple flowers bloom in July.

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

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