Data specific to Hostas (Edit)
Name of Hybridizer: R. Solberg
Year of Registration: 1994

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 36-48 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Good sun tolerance, leaves are apple-green with med.green margins.
Flowers: Fragrant
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Seed is viable.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Awards and Recognitions: A.H.G.A. Hosta of the Year
Other: 2012 Great Plant Picks award winner
Parentage: Sport of: Fragrant Bouquet
Child plants: 3 child plants

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Location: Baltimore, MD
Date: 2014-07-28
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-06-28
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2015-08-07
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 2018-09-02
Beautiful white flower with purple markings, extremely fragrant,
Location: Northwest N.J.
Date: 2018-08-21
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: August 14, 2021
With honey bee
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2016-08-09
"Hosta 'Guacamole', 2016, chartreuse-gold hosta, HOSS-tuh, 21x40
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2017-08-20
Location: Home
Date: 2016-09-03
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-06-28
Location: The Natural State (Arkansas)
Date: 2020-03-28
Location: Lexington, SC
Date: 2015-06-09
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-06-21
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-07-13
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-06-23
Location: The Natural State (Arkansas)
Date: 2020-06-30
Location: Maryland
Location: My Yard
Date: 2018-07-07
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA

Date: 2015-06-15
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2022-04-08
Broke through dirt Spring 2022 <1 week new growth.
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2021-04-22
1st year specimen on front porch in shade.
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-08
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2015-08-07
Photo by Rose1656
Location: The Natural State (Arkansas)
Date: 2020-03-20
Location: The Natural State (Arkansas)
Date: 2020-03-28
Location: Arkansas/The Natural State
Date: 2019-08-11
Location: Millinocket, Maine
Date: 2022-06-17
Four mature Guacamole Hostas facing west and don't burn
Location: z5 MA, my garden
Date: 2010-07-09

Credit florum
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2021-04-22
1st year specimen. One of two flanking front door in total shade

Date: 2016-04-20
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-05-23
"Hosta 'Guacamole', 2017, [Plantain Lily], HOSS-tuh, 21x40 in #Pe
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2013-08-02
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Location: South Carolina
Location: Wood County, TX
Date: 2019-08-30
Late bloom for this variety
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022) [Jeboba's Wonderful Garden Full Of Chipmunkies]
Date: 2022-05-05
Location: z6a MA, My Garden
Date: 2012-07-19
Summer color
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia, Zone 8
Date: 2012-07-22
BLOOM
Location: Arkansas
Date: 2019-07-31
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2010-08-02
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2010-07-22
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 30 June 2021
Hosta Guacamole

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Location: My Garden
Date: 2021-07-03
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-05-01
Location: My Yard
Location: Barnes Arboretum, Merion, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-09
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-10-09
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Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-05-21
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-05-21
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-05-21
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: 5-23-2004
Location: South Carolina

Date: 2013-06-06
Started blooming in late May/early June
Location: My Yard
Date: 2018-07-07
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Date: 7/20/12
Location: Fairfax, VA | August 2022
Date: 2022-08-28

Date: 2013-07-05
Photo by Paul2032
Location: Hampton, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-15
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: June
"You can't grow Hostas in Texas."   Sure you can!
Location: Des Plaines, IL

Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2006-06-04
Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Date: 2006-06-22
Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: My house in Portsmouth.
Date: 2013-06-17
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2016-07-11
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2014-06-20
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2016-06-08
Location: Arkansas
Date: 2019-08-01
My 4 year old daughter picked me a flower today-- from my bloomin
Location: My Yard
Location: Twisp
Date: August
Location: Elizabethan Gardens, Dare County, North Carolina | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-12
Location: Virginia
Date: 2012-04-02
Location: Des Plaines, IL

Date: 2012-06-04

Date: 2012-06-04
Location: Mobot, St L. (Missouri Botanical Garden)
Date: 2017-08-09

Date: 2010-03-05
Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
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Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-13
In my garden
Photo by weeding

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2006-06-22
Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: z5 MA, my garden
Date: 2009-10-02
Ist year. See pic of 2nd year plant.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2015-09-17

Photo Courtesy of Garden Perennials. Used with Permission.
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Location: My Yard
Date: 2016-02-27
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2013-08-02
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Photo by SpringGreenThumb
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Date: 2018-07-09
Location: Oregon
Date: summer 2010

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Comments:
  • Posted by ssgardener (Silver Spring, MD - Zone 7a) on Dec 6, 2011 6:30 PM concerning plant:
    These were my very first hostas and I'm hooked! My guacamole is more lime green than what's shown in these pictures. The flowers are very pale lavender and have a wonderful fragrance. It's December now, and the leaves are still green!

    I did have a problem with snails right after planting these. Coffee grounds didn't do much, so I used a combination of coffee grounds and Sluggo. There was only minor leaf damage.

    They were bought on sale at a big box store for about 4 dollars per plant. After planting them in September, they grew about twice their original size! I can't wait to see how big they'll get next year.
  • Posted by sherrilosee (Bloomington, IN - Zone 6a) on Aug 20, 2012 7:51 PM concerning plant:
    Fragrant flowers on this hosta!
  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 23, 2014 6:47 PM concerning plant:
    Hosta 'Guacamole' is an attractive, medium sized hosta with variegated leaves that have sort of a swirled look to them in shades of green. The fragrant bloom it puts out in mid to late summer is the most stunning of all my hostas. It produces tall flower stalks with multiple large white to pale lavender blossoms. 'Guacamole' does well in part shade with some morning sun.
  • Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Jul 29, 2012 9:42 AM concerning plant:
    Guacamole has proven to be a very fast grower and is tolerant of full shade to several hours of morning sun with similar performance. Adds a nice glow to the shade garden and provides a good backdrop for darker colored shade plants. Blooms in late July/August here in southern New England, z6a.
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