DESCRIPTION: 2008 Hosta of the Year. This miniature mounded hosta features small round, blue-green leaves and dainty spikes of pale lavender-white flowers; slow growing and cute as a button BOTANICAL NAME: Hosta...
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DESCRIPTION: 2008 Hosta of the Year. This miniature mounded hosta features small round, blue-green leaves and dainty spikes of pale lavender-white flowers; slow growing and cute as a button

BOTANICAL NAME: Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'
AVERAGE HEIGHT: 10-15 cm
AVERAGE SPREAD: 20-30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Partial sun to full shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Lilac
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Small blue leaves
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attractive Foliage, Border, Rabbit Resistant

Ornamental Features

Blue Mouse Ears Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive tiny textured heart-shaped leaves remain blue in colour throughout the season. 

Landscape Attributes

Blue Mouse Ears Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

  • Insects

Blue Mouse Ears Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Blue Mouse Ears Hosta will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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