Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' Description
Delightful and trouble-free, 'Blue Mouse Ears' mini hosta brings color to small spaces, containers, or fairy gardens!
There is always room in the garden for this cute little hosta with low-growing, mounded foliage that indeed resembles a mouse's ear. This award winner is really sweet! Deep blue foliage is not only beautiful, it also is less attractive to slugs than other types. It reaches just 6" high and 6" wide.
Featured in Fine Gardening magazine as a "must have" hosta.
Although hostas will grow in a wide range of soil, they will perform best where organic matter has been added. Can be grown in shade or part shade, as long as it is protected from hot afternoon sun.
Special features: Cold hardy, Cut flower, Cut foliage, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Moisture tolerant
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- Botanical name:
Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'
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- Sun exposure:
Shade, Part shade
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Normal, Sandy, Clay
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- Height x width:
4-6" X 6"
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- Bloom season:
Accent, Border, Container gardening, Foundation planting, Massing, Specimen, Woodland
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Soil: Evenly moist, well-drained soils, rich in organic matter, are best.
Light: Part shade to full shade -- Best in part shade (some morning sun, or sun dappled conditions).
Water: Medium -- Established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves), but soils should never be allowed to dry out. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves.
Spacing: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Fertilizing: Light application of time release fertilizer, or side-dress with compost and organic amendments when new growth appears in early spring.
Winterizing: Foliage should be cut back to the ground in the fall. A 2" mulch after the ground freezes will help prevent heaving, and protect the shallow crowns.
Maintenance & pruning: Hostas with thick blue leaves like this one are typically less appealing to slugs than other types. However, if slugs are particularly active in your garden, use slug bait, dishes of beer, or diatomaceous earth to discourage them. Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.
ReviewsWrite a reviewEVERYTHING from Great Gardens isSherry Cassal Bradshaw | Jul 3, 2019I have a painful challenge trying to "tame the forest/ SHADY leaf-treed lot" on my p2-acre property (rocks & poor-to-normal soil), and can highly recommend HOSTAS being everything promised! Ferns are great too, and we have many wild-growing ferns. ZONE 5b-6 in MD mountains, where color is difficult to achieve, so I recomend Hydrangas too!. Yard-enhancing evergreens are slow growers, but do well; especially for Winter Interest.