Guacamole Hosta closeup of green-blue foliage

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 1-1.5' tall
  • Mature Width: 3-4' wide
  • Exposure: Part Shade/Full Shade
  • Spacing: 3-4' apart



  • Enhance the shady spots in your garden with chartreuse green leaves edged with dark green veins
  • In summer, shoots of fragrant light pink flowers bloom
  • Attract hummingbirds and pollinators
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Guacamole Hosta

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Hosta x 'Guacamole'

Regular price $64.00
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Why the Guacamole Hosta?

¡Delicioso! Guacamole Hosta looks good enough to eat. This scrumptious Spirit mimics an avocado cut in half. The middle of each leaf is painted a creamy guacamole-green, while the margins are dark green like an avocado rind. In late summer, flowers appear that smell good enough to eat. Bell-shaped white blossoms like miniature lilies rise on 3-foot stems. They make fantastic cut flowers. Just a few added to a bouquet will fill a room with their delightful, sweet scent. Plant Guacamole Hosta in a partly shaded spot near your porch or patio, where it will be convenient for cutting or enjoying in situ.

Hostas are native to Japan, China, and Korea, but they have many passionate fans around the world. Over the years, plant breeders (along with some home gardeners) have introduced new Hosta selections whenever they’ve found a plant with unique traits. As a result, there are now thousands of varieties to pick from! Large, small, blue, green, gold, variegated, upright, or spreading—there’s something for everyone. Guacamole Hosta was introduced by Bob Solberg of North Carolina in 1994. The American Hosta Growers Association named it their “Hosta of the Year” in 2002.

How to use in the landscape?

Hostas are simple to grow, but one challenge Hosta growers do face is slugs. Slugs love these succulent Spirits. Because Guacamole Hosta has such thick, waxy foliage, however, it is largely slug-proof! They tend to shun it and go elsewhere in search of easier meals.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 4-8

    Mature Height: 1-1.5' tall

    Mature Width: 3-4' wide

    Exposure: Part Shade/Full Shade

    Spacing: 3-4' apart

How To Plant

In general, Hostas love shade, but Guacamole Hosta needs some sun to bring out the richest colors in its foliage. In fact, Guacamole is one of the most sun-tolerant Hostas you can buy. Give this specimen regular water for a lush effect. It will survive on less frequent irrigation, but will grow smaller in a dry spot. In deer-prone areas, treat with Plantskydd® to prevent grazing. Foliage will die back with the first frosts and can be cut back then. If you wish to dig and divide Guacamole, you can do it at any time, but late winter/early spring is best.

How To Water

Water as soon as they arrive! Hostas need to be watered regularly to maintain evenly moist soil for proper establishment in the landscape.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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