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Hosta 'Guacamole' (Hosta)

Hosta 'Guacamole' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Hosta 'Guacamole' HOSS-tah Common Name: Hosta 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.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Part Shade Only;Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Fragrant Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Summer
Foliage Color Variegated Foliage
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Foliage
Style Shade, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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