Hosta Guacamole Plants for Sale Online
Hosta Guacamole has apple green coloring on textured, heart-shaped leaves that do best in part to full shade. Compared to some of its other hosta cousins, Guacamole has a chartreuse edge and white flowers. Hosta Guacamole plants are easy in almost all soils and grow in part to full shade. Large, textured heart-shaped leaves emerge from a central root base. Plants flower continuously all season and hold their foliage until frost. Very showy in filtered sun to full shade – delicate white flowers stand above the striped foliage. A dark outer edge gives Hosta Guacamole permanent shading and structure, allowing the foliage to really pop in shady spots. The broadly veined leaves sit up off the ground and gracefully arc towards the earth with bicolor beauty. Hosta Guacamole is a medium size hosta, growing about 2 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. This graceful hosta lends a middle height and size to any shade garden or location lightly dappled with the sun. Small white flowers appear in a stalk above the plant for the duration of the summer.
|Mature Height:||1.5 to 2 feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 feet|
|Sunlight:||Part to full shade|
|Habit:||Upright, clump forming|
|Soil Condition:||Prefers moist, average soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point, mass planting|
How to Care for Hosta Guacamole
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Hosta Guacamole plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.