guacamole or gold standard

hostacats(zone 3b)July 14, 2014

I have lots of these plants in my yard...what are they guacamole or gold standards??

Are they similar?

Does Pauls glory look like whats peeking upper left corner or can't tell??

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hostacats(zone 3b)

I'm looking up images of guacamole and gold standard and to my untrained eye they look the same to me.......what do I look for?? Gosh.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 11:41PM
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Magdalo_310(6a)

Pretty sure this is not Guacamole. But unsure if it is Gold Standard. Very nice-looking, nevertheless.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 12:01AM
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Pieter zone 7/8 B.C.

It's 'Gold Standard'.

This is a 'Guacamole' of mine, it sees a fair bit of direct sun.

Pieter

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 2:02AM
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don_in_colorado

Your pic is Gold Standard. This is a Guacamole leaf.

Don B.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 3:01AM
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thisismelissa

Guacamole leaves tend to curve downward and are a bit more shiny.

Your pic is Gold Standard.... flat & matte leaves.

Also, your GS looks like it's getting sun. In my garden, Guacamole, in sun, gets more faded looking variegation.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 6:39AM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

I have 15 Gold Standards,and if I don't know what one looks like,I'm really bad! That is Gold Standard,Guac is more shiny as Melissa said. Phil

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 8:07AM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Guacamole gets larger than Gold Standard and the leaves are like dinner plates. In light shade, for me, the color stays looking just like a freshly cut avocado.

-Babka

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 10:46AM
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hostacats(zone 3b)

Oh my goodness, then all these plants are gold standard?? Crap I have many of these........I guess that's what happens when you are a newbie......well...at least like 5 years ago.

Guacamole I know is at the lake, so that means I don't have any here in town!! Drats!!

michelle

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 11:06AM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Sure wish I could retrieve the photo of the masses and masses of Gold Standard used to landscape an entire area of shade on a sloping hillside beneath tall up-limbed trees. That was a pretty sight. GS used as a ground cover in large areas is awesome.

Isn't it amazing how subject you want to find again suddenly disappear off the face of the Internet? Crikey.......:)

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 11:32AM
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don_in_colorado

Your wish is my command, Mocc. I don't know which thread it was, but I saved the pic. Think there's a 'Captain Kirk' in there somewhere?

Don B.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 2:36PM
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hostacats(zone 3b)

Oh my Lord......that is an awesome bed of gold standards now isn't it?? Sheesh is that ever nice!! Ok I won't complain anymore....I just have plenty of them too....lots of small ones and some that I bought as big plants and divided to make more. That was before....

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 3:27PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Don, I thank you sincerely for finding that picture. I wasn't the only one looking for it, you simply were within earshot or I squeaked loud enough.

Now THAT is a mass planting to get your attention!

I have a mere two pots of GS. It is a great hosta.
Here is one of mine in mid June with green Mississippi Delta to its left.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 10:19PM
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hostacats(zone 3b)

I should count how many of these I actually have then. Some look like they are disappearing and have maybe 2-3 small leaves on them but they look like that.

michelle

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 10:34PM
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don_in_colorado

You're welcome, Mocc. Mississippi Delta, I'm glad I got that one, it's doing well here. Yours looks great.

Don B.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 4:40PM
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hostacats(zone 3b)

Yikes....I have lots of gold standard then...was counting, and I'm over 15 but most are tiny or small.

Pieter you are in Canada too, and I saw your trades list, I'm a newbie and all the ones you are looking for I either never heard of or I don't have. But some of your trades I don't have. What do you do for trading when you have a newbie like me??? Couldn't send you an email so this might be something old of yours on your page.

Michelle

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 8:48PM
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