Hostas are always welcomed additions to the home, but few exhibit the charm and coloring of Blue Mouse Ears Hosta (Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'). This dwarf variety features thick, leathery leaves with the slightest, adorable curl. The petite leaves call to mind cute, little mouse ears (thus the name).
Blue mouse Ears' foliage is an endearing shade of blue-green that attracts the eye throughout the season and this petite Hosta even provides the added benefit of mid-summer flowers. Your Blue Mouse Ears Hosta is a herbaceous perennial that will grow in a tidy compact habit with densely growing clumps.
Dainty bells of lavender decorate the stems that rise up to one foot above the foliage in July, a visual treat as well as a welcome boon for Pollinators. If you're lucky, you might even see a curious Hummingbird checking out the scene. Don't mistake its small size for vulnerability though as this little gem has a hardy, easy-care nature. Cold and heat-tolerant throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8 and forms a 6-8 inch tall mound that's about 12 inches wide.
Plant the low-growing little Blue Mouse Ears in your Rock Garden or scatter a few amid the nooks and crannies in your landscape that could still use a decorative touch! Or add them as an accent in your flower beds under the canopy of your backyard shade trees. Cottage gardens, shady Perennial borders gain cute little leaves, and of course, Mouse Ears look fantastic as a member of your very own Hosta garden!
Use these darling little foliage plants throughout shade gardens and beneath the shade of shrubs as facer plants and adorable skirting! Plant in large planters and containers beneath covered seating areas, porches, and balconies to keep Mouse Ears close by! Darling edging along the garden and pathway edges as pretty finishing touches!
These Hosta are low-care and highly adaptive to a variety of soils and does best in full to part shade and full shade in hotter climates since too much sun will burn the leaves. These perennials grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots. Keep areas around Hostas clear of excess leaf debris to reduce the presence of slugs and snails. They do best with a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch chips to help hold in moisture. Deadhead as soon as the blooms fade, and prune back the foliage once it dies back in the fall. They appreciate being divided every 3-5 years.
It's easy to see why Blue Mouse Ears Hosta once won "Hosta of the Year". It simply doesn't get more loveable than a Hosta that reminds people of mouse ears! Terrific color, a size that fits almost anywhere and an adaptive nature make this a must-have. Order yours today at Nature Hills to finish your seasonal gardening projects!
Hosta does best in full sun in cooler climates but does appreciate afternoon protection from the worst of the summer sun, especially in the hottest of their growing zone range. In the hottest climates, Hosta like partial shade or dappled shade, and some varieties will do great in full shade.
Hosta plants love enriched, well-drained soil that is moderately yet consistently moist throughout the growing season. They appreciate mulched garden beds.
With vigorous carefree growth, Hostas are herbaceous perennial plants that will return year after year with little maintenance.
Hosta leaves will die back after frost but the crowns and roots remain intact and dormant until next spring. Prune back the leaves once they turn brown in the autumn and remove them from the plant's area. For winter protection, add a layer of compost or mulch over the crowns to protect them from the chill.
Hostas are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.
NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Hosta Plants for sale here at NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|