This group of hosta cultivars was developed by Dr Charles Purtymun and Jay Hyslop at  Walden West Nursery in Scotts Mills, Oregon. They registered 26 cultivars in this series between 1987 and 1999.

Note: I don't know for sure if it is the origin of this name but there is an Abiqua soil series that consists of well-drained soils deposited by rivers, streams and other flowing waters. Parts of Oregon have this type of soil. Also, according to a sign at Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens, Abiqua is a Native American word meaning picturesque river. There is an Abiqua River near Scotts Mills, Oregon.

 
CultivarPlant SizeLeaf ColorVariegationVar ColorOriginFlower ColorSeasonSourceRegistered
'Abiqua Ambrosia'LargeMed-Green--UnknownPale-LavenderJuly into AugustPurtymun, Charles.1987
'Abiqua Ariel'SmallBlue/Green--HybridNear-WhiteJune into JulyPurtymun, Charles & Hyslop, Jay.1999
'Abiqua Aries'MediumBlue/Green--HybridNear-WhiteJulyPurtymun, Charles & Hyslop, Jay.1999
'Abiqua Big Sky'GiantBlue/Green--Unknown-June into JulyPurtymun, Charles & Ruh, Peter.2008
'Abiqua Blue Crinkles'MediumBlue/Green--UnknownNear-WhiteJune into JulyPurtymun, Charles.1999
'Abiqua Blue Edger'SmallBlue/Green--UnknownPale-LavenderJulyPurtymun, Charles.1987
'Abiqua Blue Hearts'SmallBlue/Green--UnknownPure-WhiteJune into JulyPurtymun, Charles & Zilis, Mark.2009
'Abiqua Blue Jay'MediumBlue/Green--UnknownPale-LavenderJuly into AugustPurtymun, Charles.1988
'Abiqua Blue Madonna'MediumBlue/Green--UnknownPale-LavenderJulyPurtymun, Charles.1988
'Abiqua Blue Princess'----Unknown--Unknown--NR--
'Abiqua Blue Shield'LargeBlue/Green--UnknownNear-WhiteJune into JulyPurtymun, Charles.1988
'Abiqua Chelais'MediumMed-Green--Unknown--Purtymun, Charles--NR--
'Abiqua Delight'MediumMed-GreenMarginalYellowUnknownDeep-PurpleJuly into AugustPurtymun, Charles.1999
'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'LargeBlue/Green--HybridNear-WhiteJune into JulyPurtymun, Charles.1989
'Abiqua Drinking Gourd Streaked'LargeBlue/GreenStreakedYellowNat-SportNear-WhiteJune into JulyMeyer, Bill--NR--
'Abiqua Elephant Ears'GiantBlue/Green--HybridPale-LavenderJuly into AugustPurtymun, Charles.1999
'Abiqua Falls'LargeMed-Green--Unknown--Purtymun, Charles--NR--
'Abiqua Gold Shield'GiantMed-Green--Hybrid--Purtymun, Charles.1987
'Abiqua Gold Star'LargeLight-Green--UnknownNear-White-Purtymun, Charles--NR--
'Abiqua Golden Boy'LargeYellow--Unknown--Purtymun, Charles--NR--
'Abiqua Green'-Med-Green--Hybrid--Purtymun, Charles--NR--
'Abiqua Ground Cover'SmallMed-Green--UnknownLight-PurpleJune into JulyPurtymun, Charles.1988
'Abiqua Hallucination'MediumBlue/Green--UnknownPale-LavenderJuly into AugustPurtymun, Charles & Hyslop, Jay.1988
'Abiqua Jim Dandy'MiniatureMed-Green--UnknownPale-LavenderJulyPurtymun, Charles & Walek, Kevin.2009
'Abiqua Kaleidoscope'LargeDark-GreenMedialYellowUnknown-June into JulyPurtymun, Charles & Walek, Kevin.2009
'Abiqua Miniature'MiniatureMed-Green--UnknownLight-PurpleJuly into AugustPurtymun, Charles.1988
'Abiqua Moonbeam'MediumBlue/GreenMarginalGreenish WhiteNat-SportPale-LavenderJuly into AugustPurtymun, Charles.1987
'Abiqua Pagoda'GiantBlue/Green--HybridNear-WhiteJune into JulyPurtymun, Charles.1989
'Abiqua Paradigm'----Duplicate--Duplicate Name--NR--
'Abiqua Parasol'GiantBlue/Green--HybridNear-WhiteJune into JulyPurtymun, Charles.1987
'Abiqua Recluse'LargeYellow--HybridNear-WhiteJune into JulyPurtymun, Charles.1989
'Abiqua Skunkie'SmallMed-GreenMedialWhiteUnknown--Purtymun, Charles--NR--
'Abiqua Solitude'LargeMed-Green--Unknown--Purtymun, Charles--NR--
'Abiqua Trumpet'SmallBlue/Green--UnknownPale-LavenderJuly into AugustPurtymun, Charles.1987
'Abiqua Zodiac'LargeYellow--UnknownLight-PurpleJuly into AugustPurtymun, Charles.1988

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