Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Sun Exposure: Light Shade
Other details: Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Patent Information: Non-patented
Seed Collecting: Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Growing Habit: Mound-like
Growth Rate: Fast
Leaf Shape: Broadly Ovate
Leaf Appearance: Corrugated
Degree to which the appearance is present: Lightly
Beautiful, subtle coloring for shade/partial shade gardens. Planted several small plants last month & can't believe how big and beautiful they've become - nearly triple in size. Great space fillers, tall and full. I hope they last all summer.
(Update June 7, 2012. Guacamole is now my favorite hosta. Big, gorgeous & healthy. Mixed among various standard white/cream & yellow margin hostas, Guacamole's soft, medium green margins w/ bright, cheerful, broad lime green centers is a nice visual break for the eye. Very much brightens the garden. It's large sweeping leaves & even, upright "fountain" form is full & lush. Also, economically a good buy as it takes few plants to quickly fill large shade garden spaces. Highly recommend this variety. I love this plant.)
On Jun 23, 2011, ogon from Paradise, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
Another one of my favorite hostas! Large glocous leaves with green edges, and a nice, tight growth form. The pretty white flowers contrast nicely with the folliage, and this guy is an early bloomer. Deer and slug resistant so far, it can also handle some direct sun and lots of heat with no problem. An all around beautiful and very easy hosta!
On Aug 11, 2009, Marlina from Blaine, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:
I just planted this last year in a place that they never seem to come back from but this did the first winter and is thriving.I can't wait to see it bloom from reading the comments i am really excited about this one.
On May 18, 2003, bryanvac from Minneapolis, MN wrote:
A great hosta for your collection. Who would think a hosta would produce great cut flowers. The flower stocks are tall and filled with large fragrant flowers like tiny lilies. They are pure white and you smell them every time you walk by them in the house or outside. The leaf coloring is great, it makes this hosta really stand out.
On Apr 26, 2003, akitakitty from Gonzales, LA wrote:
i have had a lot of hostas and this one is probably my favorite. the two-tone leaves are beautiful and this hosta seems to reach mature size quicker than most. it will take tons of sun, even afternoon, but give it water frequently. and the flowers are beautiful and smell heavenly. you can't go wrong with this hosta.
On Jan 20, 2003, HummerRachel from Cornwall, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:
A wonderful, very fast grower. Yes the fragrance is awesome and the hummingbirds are drawn to this one like sugar. Will take a great deal of sun without showing stress (water accordingly of course). If your just starting your collection, definately include this one.
On May 6, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:
One of the easy to grow and a very pretty hosta
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Meridianville, Alabama Paradise, California Bonifay, Florida Ruskin, Florida Cordele, Georgia Dacula, Georgia Lawrenceville, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Martinez, Georgia Vinings, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Machesney Park, Illinois Nilwood, Illinois Peoria, Illinois Washington, Illinois Elberfeld, Indiana Keomah Village, Iowa Sioux Center, Iowa Tracy, Iowa Topeka, Kansas Wichita, Kansas Durham, Maine Dracut, Massachusetts Marlborough, Massachusetts Royal Oak, Michigan Blaine, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Stewart, Minnesota Jackson, Mississippi Cape May Court House, New Jersey Greene, New York Pittsford, New York Southold, New York Zena, New York Black Mountain, North Carolina Elkin, North Carolina Winston-salem, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Fargo, North Dakota Medora, North Dakota Coshocton, Ohio Fremont, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Orrville, Ohio Orangeville, Ontario Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon Portland, Oregon Salem, Oregon Coopersburg, Pennsylvania East Norriton, Pennsylvania Mercer, Pennsylvania Lincoln, Rhode Island Newport, Rhode Island North Augusta, South Carolina Aberdeen, South Dakota Christiana, Tennessee Austin, Texas Garland, Texas Houston, Texas Henrico, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Linden, Virginia Norfolk, Virginia Kalama, Washington Huntington, West Virginia Dallas, Wisconsin Eau Claire, Wisconsin Franklin, Wisconsin Lake Lac La Belle, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Marion, Wisconsin