Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Mouse Ears
Hybridized by Deckert
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant is said to grow outdoors 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

Washington, Illinois

Winnetka, Illinois

Greenville, Indiana

Otho, Iowa

Lansing, Kansas

Barbourville, Kentucky

South Berwick, Maine

Dracut, Massachusetts

Medway, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Plainwell, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan(2 reports)

Traverse City, Michigan

Natchez, Mississippi

East Wakefield, New Hampshire

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

Galloway, 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

Vienna, Virginia

Newport, Washington

Denmark, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Owen, Wisconsin

Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


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

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


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.


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.


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.


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

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