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Guacamole Hosta Plant

  • - Height: 20-22 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Shade-Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: August
  • - Every order comes complete with a large, Grade #1 bulb, premium fertilizer for rapid growth, and comprehensive planting instructions to ensure your success.
Plant Features

The Hosta 'Guacamole' is a vibrant and rapidly growing plant that offers an enticing visual feast reminiscent of its namesake. Its expansive, glossy leaves boast an apple green center, akin to the creamy heart of an avocado, framed by streaked, dark green margins. These centers further brighten to a gold hue in summer and under increased sunlight exposure, contrasting beautifully with the consistently dark edges. Late in the summer it graces the garden with highly fragrant, pale lavender blossoms that rise elegantly on 36-inch scapes. Guacamole is not only notable for its attractive foliage and flowers but also its impressive sun tolerance. Its substantial presence, complemented by its fragrant blooms, ensures that it stands as a statement piece in any garden setting. Guacamole is shipped as a bare root, a method we favor for its ability to establish quickly, double in size compared to its potted counterparts within the first season, and omit the necessity for plastic pots—providing an eco-friendly advantage.

Common Names: funkia, funkias, giboshi, plantain lily

Hosta Companion Plants: Astilbe, Dicentra, Ferns, Geranium, Grasses, Helleborus, Hemerocallis, Iris

Hosta Plant Care Instructions: During the early part of the season, the soil should be kept constantly moist. As the summer heat sets in, allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. In late fall, once frost has turned the foliage brown, cut it back to the ground. To ensure vigor and prevent overcrowding, divide the roots every 3-5 years. Late fall or early spring are the best times for this task.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 0-6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 32-36 inches
Habit Mounded
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, Fall Garden, Japanese Garden, Pollinator Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Filler, Focal Point, Ground Cover, Texture
Pet Friendly No

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Beautiful plants!

I bought these and a handful of other hostas to start a hosta garden in my shaded backyard. First, GrowJoy was so wonderful about scheduling. I wanted to ensure I was in town when they arrived so I asked to have shipment date changed and GrowJoy did exactly what I needed. Unfortunately my whole family got sick the week the plants arrived so I could not plant them right away. And then another onslaught of delays continued (august was not a great month). So it ended up being 1 whole month before I was able to plant the hostas! I am pleased to say that even with that delay they all remained healthy and now (finally) are growing beautifully in my garden. I have never received a bad plant from GrowJoy and even though they have had difficulty/bad luck with contractors and business expansion plans this past year, they have continued to provide the same quality plants and wonderful customer support throughout it all.

From anonymous | September 12, 2021