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Hosta Guacamole

By Edited Apr 26, 2016 0 0

The Hosta Guacamole is one of those rare and hard to find fragrant hostas. Most Hostas have little to no scent but this one has a very strong fragrance and very large white flowers. All fragrant Hostas are from the Hosta plantaginea line. This Hosta plant can also handle quite a bit of sun which is nice for those of use that can find little shade in the garden.

This is a variegated hosta with a lighter yellow green base and darker green along the outer edges of the leaves. The leaves are heart shaped with a nice ribbing that really brings sets of the colors this plant. The coloration of this plant is extremely unique and very attractive and in combination with the fragrant flowers it is almost impossible not to covet it.

This hardy perennial plant can be grown in zones 3-9. The size of this plant is 24in. high x 30in. wide not huge but a good sized plant. This plant will fit into a smaller garden that the huge hosta plants will not fit into. Other than a little extra sun this plant takes the same care as other Hosta’s and is easily propagated by division.

Hosta Guacamole is a sport of Fragrant Bouquet and has started quite a line of food based Hosta names. Some of the sports that come from Guacamole that have food related names are Avocado, Fried Bananas, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Hot Green Chiles. I have to admit I like the catchy food names, they’re a bit different from the normal plant names that you run across.

This perennial plant was named Hosta of the Year in 2002. The unusual leaf coloration makes it a “gotta have” for many Hosta collectors. Hostas that have scent are hard enough to find but scented attractively variegated hostas are even harder to find.

Good companions for this plant are part-shade and water loving perennials such as Astilbe, Heuchera, and other Hostas that can take some sun. One Hosta that is known for being tolerant of sunlight is the Hosta Patriot. It would probably be hard to find a plant that would not look nice with this one but if you discover a bad combo let me know. If planting in the sunlight avoid Hostas such as Hosta Sieboldiana Elegans because it will burn in the sunlight.

If you enjoy interesting foliage in your landscape Hosta Guacamole is a great plant that is at home both as a foil for other plants and a specimen plant on its own. Its popularity is increasing but it has been out for awhile so it should not be too difficult a task to locate this perennial plant for your garden.

Companions for Hosta Guacamole include Echinacea, Heuchera Cinnabar Silver, Huechera Electra, Heuchera Shanghai, Heucherella Sweet Tea, Aucuba japonica, and Hosta Whirlwind

Sports of Hosta 'Guacamole'

Hosta Avocado
Hosta Fried Bananas
Hosta Fried Green Tomatoes
Hosta Stained Glass
Hosta Holy Mole
Hosta Paradise Sunshine
Hosta Green Chiles
Hosta Jade Stone

Top 25 Hosta Plants

  1. Hosta June
  2. Hosta Sagae
  3. Hosta Liberty
  4. Hosta Guacamole
  5. Hosta Blue Angel
  6. Hosta Striptease
  7. Hosta Paul’s Glory
  8. Hosta Stained Glass
  9. Hosta Gold Standard
  10. Hosta Halcyon
  11. Hosta Sum and Substance
  12. Hosta montana Aureomarginata
  13. Hosta Paradigm
  14. Hosta Orange Marmalade
  15. Hosta Regal Splendor
  16. Hosta Whirlwind
  17. Hosta Spilt Milk
  18. Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd
  19. Hosta Guardian Angel
  20. Hosta Patriot
  21. Hosta On Stage
  22. Hosta Niagra Falls
  23. Hosta Great Expectations
  24. Hosta Praying Hands
  25. Hosta First Frost

Large Hostas with yellow leaves/green margins

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