Hostas come in all shapes and sizes but ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ is the smallest Hosta around at just 15cm in height. Suitable for pots at viewing height so that you can enjoy the delicate looking leaves and the lavender coloured flowers. This dainty but tough Hosta forms a tight mounded plant with small round blue-green leaves.
Hostas originate from China and Japan and are arguably one of the best perennials for shade, along with ferns. They prefer a part shade/shady spot in a tub, container or the border and need a position in the garden with well-drained but moist soil.
They are predominantly grown for their highly decorative, compact, clump-forming leaf shapes and forms, with the flowers being of secondary importance, but that is not to demean them, the attractive tall stems hold either white, lilac or purple bell-shaped flowers in the summer.
*Hostas can be a magnet for slugs when the new young leaves appear in the spring so be vigilant. They appear to prefer the smoother leafed varieties and less so the more textured/ribbed leaf ones.
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Please note the second picture is a 'general' bare root picture and all varieties will look different when they arrive. You will receive full planting instructions with delivery.
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Brand: Brookside Nursery
Supplied as: 1 Bare Root
Eventual Height: 15cm (6")
Primary Flower Colour: Lilac
Plant Type: Hardy Perennial
Flowering Period: June - July
Botanical name: Hosta x hybrida