Hosta Blue Mouse Ears Description
Blue Mouse Ears is very small, shade loving hosta with low growing mound of blue foliage that resembles a mouse's ear.
Featured in Fine Gardening magazine as one of the "must have" hostas. This award winner is really sweet! Beautiful blue slug-proof foliage forms an attractive mound that reach 6" high and 6" wide. In late summer, plump dainty lavender flowers are eye-catching.
Use this adorable miniature Hosta in small spaces, containers, or fairy garden.
Although Hostas will grow in a wide range of soil, they will perform best in a soil where organic matter has been added. Grow in shade or part shade, but protect from the hot afternoon sun.
Special Features: Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage,Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Moisture Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant
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- Botanical Name:
Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'
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- Sun Exposure:
Shade, Part Shade
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- Soil Type:
Normal, Sandy, Clay
- Soil Moisture:
- Height x Width:
4-6" X 6"
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- Foliage Color:
- Bloom Season:
Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Foundation Planting, Massing, Specimen, Woodland
- Cannot Ship to:
AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
Ideas and How-to's
Recommended for You:
Soil: Evenly moist, organically rich, slightly acid, well-drained soils.
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. Provide a winter mulch of evergreen boughs, 2" of leaves, or salt marsh hay after the ground freezes to help prevent heaving, and protect the shallow crowns.
Maintenance & Pruning: GreatGardenPlants.com offers slug-proof varieties. However, there may be regions of the country where the environment is conducive to slugs. Slugs are the bane of Hostas; use slug bait, dishes of beer, and diatomaceous earth to discourage them. Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.
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