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Avocado hosta

Hosta ‘Guacamole’

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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 #127

CareMoist, 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.

PropagationDivide in spring or fall. 

Problems Deer, snails, slugs, leaf spots, crown rot.

  • Genus : Hosta
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Foliage
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Uses : Shade
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : White

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