Hosta ‘Guacamole’

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Outstanding Qualities

This large hosta has a broad chartreuse leaf with a dark green edge. The leaves will create an overlapping mound that glows in the summer garden. The chartreuse leaves are brightest in sun. Shade grown plants have a softer contrast. Tall flowering stems appear in late summer with fragrant pale lavender flowers.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: mounding perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 9

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun, light to open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: The foliage looks great from late spring to early autumn. Fragrant flowers appear in late summer.

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen’s Gold’, Campanula portenschlagiana, Blechnum spicant, Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’, Aster divaricatus

Great Color Contrasts: blue, burgundy, purple

Great Color Partners: chartreuse, dark green, yellow

Culture Notes
Hostas prefer a location in light to open shade, although ‘Guacamole’ will tolerate full sun with adequate moisture. The yellow foliage color is best with at least some direct sun. Plant it in a location with rich moist to well-drained soils. Most hostas will tolerate sandy sites as well as clay. During dry weather provide regular watering, especially in sandy soils. Hot locations should be avoided. Flowers can be removed once the blooms have faded and the foliage can be cut to the ground in fall.