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Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Mouse Ears
Hybridized by Deckert; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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Plant Size (check one):
Miniature (leaf 2.0-6.0 square inches; plant 4-6 tall)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:
Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:
Medium Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive pirl On Sep 7, 2012, pirl from (Arlene) Southold, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

No afternoon sun for this gem. Multiplied well for me.

Positive lindypuddin On Mar 5, 2012, lindypuddin from stony mountain, MB (Zone 3a) wrote:

this little hosta got me hooked now on minatures.
i grow them in containers with small bleeding hearts and
columbines. i over-winter them buried in my garden.
i'm zone 3 and have had luck keeping them this way.

Positive ogon On Jun 17, 2011, ogon from Paradise, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is the cutest mini hosta I have ever seen! The leaves and tiny flower scape are in perfect proportion. I have it planted at the edge of a hosta section in my front yard so that it's right next to the large stones that boarder the gravel path for easy enjoyment.

Positive lmelling On Jan 9, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Blue mounding dwarf 5"x9" with small round gray-green leaves that have incredible substance. Lavender flowers in mid-summer are on short scapes that are in perfect proportion to the clump size. Parent unknown. Deckert 2000.

Neutral smiln32 On Jan 8, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

On the AHS's list of most popular miniatures for 2003.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tuskegee, Alabama
Paradise, California
Havana, Florida
Cordele, Georgia
Dacula, Georgia
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Hammond, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois
Nilwood, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Quincy, Illinois
Winnetka, Illinois
Greenville, Indiana
Otho, Iowa
Lansing, Kansas
Barbourville, Kentucky
Dracut, Massachusetts
Medway, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Plainwell, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan (2 reports)
Traverse City, Michigan
Natchez, Mississippi
Brick, New Jersey
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Sewell, New Jersey
Bronx, New York
Canandaigua, New York
Southold, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Canton, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Columbia, South Carolina
Laurens, South Carolina
Hendersonville, Tennessee
Flint, Texas
Irving, Texas
Amelia Court House, Virginia
Leesburg, Virginia
Newport, Washington
Denmark, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Owen, Wisconsin
Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin
Racine, Wisconsin

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