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Courtesy of Q&Z Nursery

Courtesy of Q&Z Nursery

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'

Hosta (Small)

Plant Type:

HOSTA

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' - 25% off 20 available in 2-qt. pots - an opportunity to cover some ground with this exquisite cultivar. A beautiful miniature with small, thick-textured rounded leaves with pale lavender flowers in early summer. This is a great plant that exhibits exceptional slug resistance. Pot grown division.


More About Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'

  • Size Classification: Small

Height:

6-8 in

Spread:

10-12 in

Colors:

Lavender

Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies

Light

  • Shade
  • Dappled Shade

Attributes

  • Border
  • Trough
  • Edging
  • Rock Garden
  • Ground Cover
  • Railroad Garden
  • Small / Miniature

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Moist
  • Draining

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Hosta

Common Name: Hosta


Hosta. Hosta is a staple for shade gardeners. Hostas prefer open to dappled shade conditions. Early morning or late day sun is generally acceptable. The exception to the rule (and it seems in the plant world there is always at least one exception to the rule!) is Hosta plantaginea which requires more sun for flowering to occur. Hostas can fill a midsummer’s day dream with spikes of lavender, purple and white blossoms, some fragrant. There are growers and collectors who dislike hosta flowers though I find this a curious affectation; I am personally grateful for perennials of easy disposition that so readily bloom, carefree, adorning and lighting the woodland garden during a period that might otherwise be a flowerless void. Flower your garden! Dig in. Have fun. Hostas prefer fertile draining soil with many demonstrating moderate drought tolerance once established. Many of the following are offered as pot-grown divisions of our stock plants. Others are from tissue culture. For Hosta there are several different size charts available that can be found on line with some digging. Of course, some plants straddle these arbitrary determinations. We are using the following classification...

Mature Heights:

Miniature: less than 6 inches

Small: 6 - 12 inches

Medium: 12 - 18 inches

Large: 18 - 24 inches

Very Large: 24+ inches