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Coopersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 31, 2004
4:47 AM

Post #768283

I fell in love with a cup hosta that a friend gave me last year - it looks like an Abiqua Drinking Gourd. Any recommendations for other 'cups'? Thanks!
Tuskegee, AL
(Zone 8a)

August 23, 2007
6:21 AM

Post #3889310

I just stumbled on your post from several months ago. I'm kind of new to hostas, and my interests are fairly specialized (mini hostas for limited space), but here are a few I came up with:

Abiqua Trumpet
A Many Splendored Thing
Banyai’s Dancing Girl
Big Mamma
Blue Ice
Blue Belle
Blue Umbrellas
Blue Vision
Lakeside Cupid's Cup?
Lakeside Lollipop
Drummer Boy
Eye Catcher
Green Cup
Ice Cream
Kiwi Blue Baby
Lonesome Dove
Love Pat
Maui Buttercups
Prairie Sky
Satin Beauty
See Saw
Twisted Sister
Yellow Highness

Here's a link to another list of cupped-leafed hostas:
White Lake, ON
(Zone 4b)

August 23, 2007
2:29 PM

Post #3890123

Love Pat and Abiqua Drinking Gourd are very similar. Big Daddy is in the same colour range, but more mildly cupped for me.

Maui Buttercups is a smallish gold, also moderately cupped.

I got a Deep Pockets this year as it's supposed to be extremely cupped and dark green. It's too small yet to show any cupping but I think I'm gonna love it.

Rosedale Spoons is showing it's cupping already and it nice and shiny. Love this one already.

Teaspoon is a small cutie patootie with tiny cupped leaves.

Those are the only ones I have. I love how the water pools in the big cups after a rain. They catch other things too, though, like tree and shrub debris. I moved my Love Pat last year because it was under a shrub rose that would shed petals and hips ... and Love Pat would be like a big ole catcher's mit underneath! lol

Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 24, 2007
12:54 PM

Post #3894232

Nate the Great from Bob Solberg is very nice and a soft blue.
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

August 25, 2007
2:47 AM

Post #3897511

It's very hard to photograph a black cat at night, but I just had to try and get this. This large cupped hosta (NOID) had it's cups full of water after the sprinkler had been running, and my cat Buddy just had to get a drink out of each of the cups.

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Sanford, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2007
2:52 AM

Post #3897521

oh how cute!!!!!!!
United States
(Zone 5b)

August 25, 2007
2:54 AM

Post #3897533

LOL- great pic, Marie. Beautiful, AND functional!
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

August 25, 2007
3:04 AM

Post #3897570

They usually just look like they've got mud in them since they collect everything. Does anyone want to take a stab at identifying this hosta? Here's a better leaf pic.

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Independence, IA
(Zone 4a)

August 25, 2007
5:34 PM

Post #3899193

These can very hard, but maybe a Love Pat
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

August 25, 2007
5:45 PM

Post #3899232

It's too big to be Love Pat. I think that I remember my mom telling me that it either had "blue" or "big" in it's name. Neither one of us can remember the name any more, and it was one of my first hostas and I didn't have a tag.
Independence, IA
(Zone 4a)

August 25, 2007
6:58 PM

Post #3899414

How about Big Daddy??
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

August 25, 2007
7:03 PM

Post #3899424

That sounds like a possibility.

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