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Hosta 'Guacamole'

$14.99
Common Name:
Hosta
Plant Type:
Perennial
Exposure:
Shade to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone:
3-9
Bloom Color:
Purple
Bloom Time:
Summer
Garden Height:
22 Inches
Garden Spread:
38 Inches
  • Medium-sized Hosta with bright green leaves & dark edges
  • Sun tolerant
  • Hosta of the Year, 2002

Remarkable leaves that have apple green centers and dark green wide margins, just like an avacado; hence the name. The foliage is glossy and large. In the summer the leaf centers turn gold if it is in more sun. Very fragrant pale lavender flowers appear on tall stems just above the plant and are frequented by hummingbirds. It is a fast growing plant that looks amazing planted in masses. This wonderfuly versatile plant brings sheer joy to the landscape. A sport of 'Fragrant Bouquet'. Voted one of the top Hosta varieties in American Hosta Society polls.

Uses: Beds, Borders, Landscapes, Cut Flower
Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds
Growth Habit: Mounding

Homeowner Growing Tips: Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained soil with high organic content and slightly acidic to neutral pH. They prefer slightly sandy soil over heavy clays as they need aeration for the roots. Grow in high-filtered or dappled sunlight--they can tolerate morning sun but not hot afternoon sun. Hostas are prone to slugs and deer browsing, though some kinds with thicker foliage may not be damaged as badly. Apply slug bait in early spring before the leaves have unfurled to prevent damage. Divide large clumps, if necessary, in spring when sprouts appear, or late summer. Remove dead foliage from the garden in late fall to early winter.

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