Hosta 'Holy Mole'

Registered by Hans Hansen of Minnesota in 2003, this sport of H. 'Guacamole' has wider green margins and thicker substance than the mother plant. It grows into a large size hosta about 2 feet tall by 4 feet wide with slightly corrugated leaves. The fragrant flowers are pale lavender and bloom in mid-August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "It appears to be a tetraploid."

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'.

"Corrections: 2003 Registration: H. ‘Holy Molé’ This name was registered incorrectly. It should have been registered as H. ‘Holy Mole’ without the accent mark over the “e” in Mole."

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