2002 AHGA Hosta of the Year (American Hosta Growers Association)
2009 AHS Benedict Garden Performance Award of Merit
2006 AHS Benedict Garden Performance Honorable Mention Award
Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Hosta ‘Guacamole’ was introduced by Bob Solberg of Green Hills Farm in North Carolina in 1994. It is a reverse sport of Hosta ‘Fragrant Bouquet’ and a descendant of Hosta plantaginea.
Hosta ‘Guacamole’ had been on my wishlist for a long time so I was very glad to see Lowe’s had several to choose from in 2014. Of course, I brought one home. It is really a nice plant what kind of chartreuse green in the center with darker green irregular margins.
This Hosta turned out to be a very robust grower for sure.
My Hosta ‘Guacamole’ produced it’s first flower here in July. The flowers are white with a hint of lavender. The buds have more color.
Family: Asparagaceae (formerly in Liliaceae)
Origin: Introduced by Bob Solberg in 1994
Zones: USDA Zones 3a-8b (-40 to 15° F)
Size: 22” tall x 36” PLUS if not divided
Spacing: 24” apart
Flowers: White with a lavender tint in mid to late summer on 36” stems
Leaves: AWESOME light and dark green combination
Light: Light to full shade
Soil: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
Water: Average water needs once established
Propagation: Division every 3-5 years.
Uses: Attracts hummingbirds, shade garden, containers, etc.
Tolerates: Dry shade and high humidity
Resistant: Information suggests this cultivar is not slug resistant
We made it through our first year without any problems
Hosta ‘Guacamole’ was one of the first Hosta to emerge in the spring of 2016.
Sometimes the variegation is barely visible. It depends on how much light it gets and the time of the season.
Hosta ‘Guacamole’ leaves can get up to 11″ long x 8″ wide.
According to information online, Hosta ‘Guacamole’ is not usually considered slug or snail resistant. Slugs have not been a problem here.
Seedlings of Hosta ‘Guacamole’ are very variable. According to The Hosta Helper, there are 11 registered sports of Hosta ‘Guacamole’ and one registered seedling.
Hosta ‘Guacamole’ has definitely become one of my favorite Hosta along with most of the others I have grown. I have never had any problems with it at all.
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