Enchiladas Hosta

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  • Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
  • Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

Enchiladas Hosta is an attractive foliage perennial featuring glossy, heart-shaped leaves with subtly rippled, dark-green with gold variegation in the center of the foliage. The fragrant, lavender flowers are magnets for hummingbirds. Enchiladas is one of the most fragrant hostas available and continues looking great even toward the end of summer. This cultivar is a sport of the popular ‘Avocado’ Hosta and in the family of the award-winning ‘Guacamole’ Hosta. 

Enchiladas is a low-maintenance, top-performing foliage perennial. It’s not too fussy and will grow well in a variety of conditions, but planting it in an area that receives brighter light will give this hosta the best coloration. Enchiladas Hosta grows 10 - 24 inches in height and 28-32 inches wide in Hardiness Zones 3-8.

Enchiladas Hosta Care

Enchiladas will grow in a variety of light conditions from shade to sun. It has average water requirements and prefers being planted in moist, well-draining soils that are rich in organic matter, with a slightly acidic soil pH. Hostas will not grow as robustly when planted in clay soils. If you are noticing the soil dries out too quickly, add a thin layer of garden compost and a layer of natural mulch to help maintain moisture in the soil. All Hostas are susceptible to slugs and browsing animals, particularly deer, so spray a natural repellent occasionally to deter them. You can also plant sharp-tasting herbs such as allium nearby to help deter deer from browsing the fabulous foliage.   

If you notice faded leaves, brown tips, or dull leaves, your Hosta may be receiving too much direct sunlight. Trim off any dried or wind-damaged leaves to keep the plant looking fresh and neat. You can split Enchiladas Hosta into more plants in the fall. Hostas make for great container plants as long as the planter has good drainage. Apply a well-balanced, slow-release fertilizer after planting or in the spring; then reduce fertilization towards the end of summer. 

Enchiladas Hosta Spacing

Enchiladas looks lovely planted as a focal point  in mixed perennial borders or planted in groupings in a dappled sun area. This Hosta will brighten up a shady spot is a woodland garden. Space plants approximately 28 inches apart when planted in drifts.

Enchiladas Hosta Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 28 - 32 Inches
Spacing: 28 - 32 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Lavender
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Gold, Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Containers, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant
Common Name: Enchiladas Hosta
Other Name(s): Enchiladas Plantain Lily
Scientific Name: Hosta Enchiladas

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.