Guacamole Hostas Placement - Front and Backyard - June 2020


When we moved in, we had three Hadspen hostas planted in our front landscape bed in front of the large Maple tree as part of our initial installation.  I've subsequently added some tulip bulbs to complement the boxwoods and hostas and have been laying down cocoa bean hull mulch over the years.   As part of buying some of the nursery stock for my Priority Area #2, we acquired six Guacamole Hostas.  Three of them you can see in the photo at the top.  Obviously, this isn't in the backyard and isn't in Priority Area #2, but Nat has been commenting on our front yard and our need to add some additional plants.  I've placed these three Guacamole Hostas (they're big - and came from Hinsdale Nursery) alternating between the smaller Hadspen Blue hostas that are there already.

Here's a wider view of the front bed including these three new Guacamole hostas placed.


Three of the six are going to go in that front bed and that means that other three are destined for our backyard.  Here, below, you can see the other ones:


They have a really pretty blue/green color to them.  The Missouri Botanic Garden describes the Guacamole Hosta thusly:
'Guacamole’ is a medium hosta with leaves the color of guacamole. It is a sport of H. 'Fragrant Bouquet'. It grows in a mound to 18" tall but spreads over time to as much as 50" wide. It features slightly convex, wide oval, chartreuse-gold leaves (to 11" by 8") with irregular darker bluish-green margins. Leaves are glossy above and glaucuous below with distinctive veining, mucronate tips and cordate to overlapping leaf bases. Funnel-shaped, highly fragrant, almost white flowers bloom in mid-summer on pale green scapes rising to 36" tall.
There are a few spots that our plan calls for Guacamole hostas in back including Priority Area #2, around the rear part of the yard where we planted the London Plane Tree and right adjacent to Hellebores section - that was recently planted with our first Hellebores/Lenten Rose - a Sally's Shell.   I'm thinking that I'll probably put them in the back and just begin to split and transplant some of our existing hostas - both variegated and non-variegated varieties.

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