Hosta 'Avocado'

Jane and Bernie Diesen of Nebraska registered this fast growing sport of H. 'Guacamole' in 1998. Forms a large size (24 inches high by 50 inches wide) mound of convexly cupped, slightly corrugated foliage. It bears fragrant, pale lavender flowers from mid-August into September.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...distinguishes itself from 'Guacamole' by its much wider margins."

In an article in The Hosta Journal (2016 Vol. 47 No 2), the author described this plant's flowers as having a "Strong" fragrance compared to other hostas.


An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Avocado' and H. 'Holy Mole'.

bullet H. 'Holy Mole'
bullet H. 'Jade Stone'
  1. H. 'Cerveza'
  2. H. 'Enchiladas'
  3. H. 'Mojito'

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