Bob Solberg of North Carolina registered
this large size (24 inches high by 54 inches wide) cultivar in 1994. It is a sport of H. 'Fragrant
Bouquet' so it has fragrant flowers but does not set many seed pods.
broadly ovate foliage has a chartreuse colored center that turns brighter as the season
progresses. It has better than average substance and is moderately wavy. The
flowers are pale lavender and bloom from mid-August into September.
According to Zilis (2000),
"The gold center becomes brighter during the season, and even more so with 1-2
hours of morning sunlight..."
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009), states that this cultivar "...continues to increase
in popularity due to its attractive foliage, fragrant flowers, and fast growth
rate. In fact, 'Guacamole' and its sports would be an excellent starter
collection for those new to hostas."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Increases rapidly...The leaf margin is barely
visible in cooler climates even if exposed to sunlight."
In an article in
The Hosta Journal Vol. 47 No. 2 - 2016, the author
described this plant's flowers as having a "Strong" fragrance
compared to other hostas.
has appeared several times in the Popularity Poll
by members of The American Hosta Society. It was the 2002 "Hosta of the Year" by the
American Hosta Growers Association.