- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 1-1.5' tall
- Mature Width: 3-4' wide
- Exposure: Sun/Shade
- Spacing: 3-4' apart
STRIKING AVOCADO GREEN LEAVES WITH LIGHT-PURPLE KISSED BLOOMS
- 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
- A shade garden staple consider blending numerous varieties of hosta for a multi colored hosta quilt as a groundcover
- While your hosta will give you beautiful color its first year, they improve with age as they get larger each passing year. Truly a low maintenance perennial
- Guacamole has been given the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticulture Society plus was the American Hosta Growers 2002 Hosta of the Year
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
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 an afternoon next to its peaceful colors.
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.
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. 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 twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Each fall, just before winter sets in clean up the previous years foliage and compost it. Be sure your perennials are mulched well for winter protection. Two inches of an organic mulch will do the job. Consider leaving the plant debris in place through the winter and doing your clean up on the weather warms in the spring. While it doesn't make things neat and tidy, the debris provides overwintering protection for insects, their eggs and pupae including our native Viceroy butterfly.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
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