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Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'

$17.99
Common Name:
Hosta
Plant Type:
Perennial
Exposure:
Shade to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone:
3-9
Bloom Color:
Purple
Bloom Time:
Summer
Garden Height:
8 Inches
Garden Spread:
12 Inches
  • Tiny, blue leaves in a ruffly clump
  • Perfect for containers, rock gardens, and edging
  • Slug resistant

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' is a miniature variety with thick, round leaves of blue-green to green. Lavender flowers bloom in early summer and are held atop sturdy scapes. The small clump-forming plant stays compact and is a great choice for borders, containers, or edging.

Uses: Beds, Borders, Landscapes, Cut Flower, Edging
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
Growth Habit: Mounding

Homeowner Growing Tips: Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained soil with high organic content and slightly acidic to neutral pH. They prefer slightly sandy soil over heavy clays as they need aeration for the roots. Grow in high-filtered or dappled sunlight--they can tolerate morning sun but not hot afternoon sun. Hostas are prone to slugs and deer browsing, though some kinds with thicker foliage may not be damaged as badly. Apply slug bait in early spring before the leaves have unfurled to prevent damage. Divide large clumps, if necessary, in spring when sprouts appear, or late summer. Remove dead foliage from the garden in late fall to early winter.

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