Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’
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Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ is an unfeasibly cute dwarf hosta with the most charming habit.
Overlapping piles of compact, almost round dished glaucous blue foliage form a perfectly symmetrical low mound that is topped by an equally compact flower spike.
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This dwarf variety of Hosta originates, as its bigger brothers in Japan, however the “Blue Mouse Ears” cultivar was recently added to commercial cultivation. ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ was named Hosta of the Year in 2008 by the American Hosta Growers Association.
In their native habitat, hostas are typically found in woodlands and glades. Therefore, the ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ Hosta can be used as a ground cover or even grown in a container.
Care Size and Guidance
Hostas can be used to underplant trees or shrubs, as they prefer a bit of shade throughout the day. They will happily grow both in loamy soil as well as clay where most of the plants would struggle.
It prefers a deeper shade than other hostas, full shade won’t mind it.
Propagation of the clumps can be achieved through division in early spring or late summer. Divide the clump in multiple parts so that each fragment will have 2-4 growth buds. A mature clump can be divided after 4-5 years.