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.