HOSTA: It is difficult to find a garden that is without this versitile East Asian native. Lush foliage in diverse colors, heights and textures, coupled with its ability to excel in deep shade have captured gardeners' hearts everywhere.
This 2008 Hosta of the Year Has Leaves no Bigger than Your Pinkie!
Soft blue-green coloring with hints of gold at the base.
Such a delight, 'Blue Mouse Ears' sets exquisite soft blue-green leaves, gently curled, just 2 3/4 inches long and 2 inches wide. A tightly mounded, dense plant, it reaches only 6 inches high and a foot wide, but draws the eye with its cool tones and soft texture.
This Hosta is a sport of H. 'Blue Cadet,' a miniature that makes up for in vigor what in lacks in size. New foliage unfurls from the center of the plant all season, and the older leaves keep their blue tones well in summer heat. At the base of each leaf, you may glimpse a hint of bright gold! Lavender blooms dangle above the foliage on short stems in summer, but are insignificant.
Use 'Blue Mouse Ears' in containers of all sorts, as edging, in the front of the shade border, and as an accent among green- and yellow-leafed plants. It tolerates partial to full shade, and does not like direct sun.
Unequaled for their beautiful foliage, low care, and many landscape uses. Hosta provide bright color in the shade with handsome, broad, ribbed foliage in many colors. Very showy from early spring until late fall. Excellent for shade, sun or partial shade....they don't need dividing. Grown even in moist locations. Plant 18" apart. They take about 1 year to establish themselves.