Guacamole Hosta

Hosta x 'Guacamole'

SKU
01752
Soft avocado green and yellow marbled foliage with streaks of slightly darker blue-green. Large flower stalks with white lavender blooms release a soft, sweet fragrance. Requires full shade in hot summer areas. Provides a great contrast in both color and texture in the shade garden. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; forms foliage clump 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Edging
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureBright Foliage for Shade

Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 8

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