Hosta Guacamole is a medium-sized hosta with bright green leaves. The variegated leaf color is similar to the color of guacamole in the center and sports a darker green fringe. Guacamole is a sport of ‘Fragrant Bouquet’ and it produces fragrant white bloom scapes in July and August that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Hostas are primarily prized for their colorful foliage, so some gardeners choose to cut back the bloom stalks in order to encourage foliage growth. The blooms provide a stunning contrast to the green foliage. Like most hostas, Guacamole grows well in moist soils and in areas of a full to mostly shade. This hosta is hardy in USDA Zones 3 to Zones 8. Make sure your soil drains well and you water your hostas regularly to encourage growth.
Guacamole Hosta Care
Plant Guacamole hosta in a location that receives mostly shade. This hosta doesn’t tolerate full sun. Hostas prefer neutral or acidic soil but prefer a well-aerated medium for best growth.
If grown in fairly fertile soil, you don’t need to fertilize it. If you want to use fertilizer, choose a well-balanced fertilizer during the vegetative period. No pruning necessary, but remove yellowed, dead, or damaged leaves. Also, you can deadhead stalks after the blooms wilt.
Patriot Hosta Spacing Recommendations
We suggest spacing Guacamole Hosta 12″ apart to create a dense look or space 15″ apart to allow space between the plants.