Plant Height: 6 inches
Flower Height: 10 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
An attractive smaller sized hosta with medium sized leaves and lavender flowers; dusty blue-green leaves with hints of gold coming through
Abiqua Ariel Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. It's attractive small textured heart-shaped leaves emerge bluish-green in spring, turning chartreuse in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Abiqua Ariel Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance perennial, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Abiqua Ariel Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
Abiqua Ariel Hosta will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This perennial does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This plant can be propagated by division.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.