May 28, 2017

Got Dip?

Hosta 'Guacamole'

Janine Pineo Photo | Hosta ‘Guacamole’

What else can you think when you see a hosta called ‘Guacamole’ other than where’s the dip? OK, maybe where are the chips. In 2002, this impressive plant was the American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year.’Guacamole’ can reach 2 feet in height and spread 4 feet in width, sporting fragrant white flowers above apple green foliage. Hostas are hardy souls, but they thrive when given a bit of pampering. New Hampshire Hostas recommends a constant moisture supply and soil rich with organic material. And if you don’t know whether it should be sun or shade, the hosta grower has this to say: “Hosta will make faster growth with more exposure to sun. However, this is at the risk of leaf damage that will be visible for the entire season.” And a good recommendation is a simple one: If the plant doesn’t like its location, move it.