Hosta 'Guacomole'

Bob Solberg of Green Hills Farms in 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. The 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 The Hosta Handbook by Mark 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 Diana 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.

This cultivar 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.


  1. H. 'Hoosier Harmony'
  1. H. 'Avocado'
  2. H. 'Fried Bananas'
  3. H. 'Fried Green Tomatoes'
  4. H. 'Holy Mole'
  5. H. 'Hot Green Chilies'
  6. H. 'Jade Stone'
  1. H. 'Mariachi'
  2. H. 'Paradise Sunshine'
  3. H. 'Quesadilla'
  4. H. 'Salsa'
  5. H. 'Stained Glass' (Hosta of the Year for 2006 )
  1. H. 'Heart of Hearts'


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