Hosta ‘Guacamole’ was named the 2002 Hosta of the Year, and it definitely is near the top of the list of hostas with the most fragrant flowers. Guacamole produces large, trumpet-shaped, pale lavender flowers and leaves with chartreuse centers and darker green margins. I have five Guacamoles growing in various areas of different gardens, and the ones growing in sunnier locations definitely have more vivid coloration. However, even for those Guacamoles growing in the shadier gardens, the chartreuse centers get brighter as the season progresses. My Guacamoles blossom every year but have never produced seeds, which is typical for this hosta.
Guacamole is a sport of Fragrant Bouquet, and it has produced several sports itself, including Fried Bananas with golden foliage and Fried Green Tomatoes with medium to dark green foliage.
11 inches long, 8 5/8 inches wide
5/8 inch wide dark green margin
12 to 13 vein pairs
very pale lavender
blooms mid-August to September
30 to 41-inch high scapes
54 inches in diameter
24 inches high