An H. 'Guacamole' tissue culture sport, this cultivar was registered by
Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm in North Carolina in 1995. It
forms a mound 25 inches tall with a spread of 59 inches. The
leaves are ovate with a deeply
lobed base, moderately wavy
have a thin bloom on the underside. Fragrant, pale lavender
flowers bloom from mid-August into September.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Large, fragrant, near-white flowers are a bonus."
An article about H. 'Fragrant Bouquet' by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (1996 Vol. 27 No. 1) states that, "Three
sports have been found by
Bob Solberg...H. 'Guacamole' has glossy yellowy
chartreuse leaves with a margin somewhat like the color of guacamole. Flowers
are fragrant...Another sport is 'Fried Bananas'. It is not variegated. The
shiny yellowy chartreuse. Flowers are fragrant. Solberg says 'Fried
Bananas' is good with 'Guacamole'...The third is 'Fried Green Tomatoes'; it's
another non-variegated sport having tomato-green foliage. The leaves are frosted
in spring and very shiny in summer. Flowers are fragrant also...All three are
fast growers. They do best given some direct sun."
An article by C.H. Falstad about the stability of colors in hosta leaves in
Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) says, "However, in a
variegated plant, when the cells don't stay in place, the leaves can end up all
one color, as when 'Guacamole'...goes back to 'Fried Green Tomatoes'...In rare
instances, a complete pattern reversal can occur, as with 'Flame Stitch'...from
H. ventricosa 'Aureomarginata'...and 'Eskimo
Pie'...from 'Northern Exposure'..."
In an article in
Hosta Journal (2016 Vol. 47 No 2), the author
described this plant's flowers as having a "Strong" fragrance
compared to other hostas.