Hosta

Hosta 'Guacamole'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Hosta (Hosta 'Guacamole')
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Genus:  Hosta
As its name might indicate, 'Guacamole' has avocado green, veined foliage with darker green margins. This hosta forms large, dense clumps and thrives in partial shade, where the sun can brighten the leaf centers. In late summer, 3-foot-tall flower stalks emerge, bearing fragrant, lilylike white blooms. -Matt Griswold, Regional Picks: Northeast, Fine Gardening issue #127
Care:  Moist, well-drained soil.  Provide part to full shade and moist but well-drained soil. Keep areas around hostas clear of excess leaf debris to reduce the presence of slugs and snails.
Propagation:  Divide in spring or fall. 
Problems:   Deer, snails, slugs, leaf spots, crown rot.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Foliage
Style
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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