Hosta 'Abiqua Miniature'

This plant with an H. venusta background was registered by Dr. Charles Purtymun at Walden West Nursery in Oregon 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 Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...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 by Diana Grenfell (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 were taken at the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside in Michigan, tours and vendors at The American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens in Ohio, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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