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Hosta ‘Guacamole’

‘Guacamole’ has spectacular, huge, ribbed, avocado-green, glossy leaves with dark green streaked edges; like an avocado split open. This is a very distinctive and a magnificent addition to the garden. This is one of the few available hostas with flowers so intensely fragrant there’s no need to seek out the scent; it finds you. Guacamole is one of our favorite hostas plus it’s fast-growing and sun tolerant. The plant may be divided every few years or left undisturbed indefinitely. Hosta’s perform well in woodland settings where filtered light is abundant. American Hosta Grower’s Hosta Of The Year 2002!


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
HO457BAG Hosta 'Guacamole' 25 24 $73.75

Plant Details +

Botanical Hosta
Common Name Fragrant Plantain-Lily
Family Liliaceae
Size 1-2 eye
Height 22"
Spacing 48"
Hardiness Zones 3-8, Very Hardy
Exposure Partial sun to full shade. Yellow to gold varieties need more sun to maintain their color.
Foliage Avocado-green with dark green streaked edges. Full, heart-shaped leaves variously marked with colored foliage.
Flower White
Bloomtime August

General Information +

General Characteristics: A near perfect perennial requiring very little maintenance and is virtually pest free. Hostas have a mounded growth habit and are ideal for a specimen plant, border, edging or woodland setting. Performs well in sun but prefers a shady location. May also be used for rock gardens, near pools, and as ground covers. Seldom needs maintenance except to cut out the old flower stalks. Prefers a well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5 and about 1" of water a week. Do not over-fertilize.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the eyes (tender white or purple swelling protruding from the crown area) are about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.

Pests or Diseases: Chewing insects and slugs can disfigure the foliage. Leaf Spots and Crown Rot.