Hosta Blue Mouse Ears
Hosta Blue Mouse Ears
Hosta Blue Mouse Ears
Hosta Blue Mouse Ears
Hosta Blue Mouse Ears
Hosta Blue Mouse Ears
Hosta Blue Mouse Ears

Hosta Blue Mouse Ears
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"Plantain Lily"


Great for shade

Perfect for pots

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK

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Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' is a must-have plant for any hosta collector. A popular and lovely shade-loving perennial, it is ideal for pots, shady rockeries or for lining edges of woodland paths. The small, round blue-green leaves grow into a dense cluster and provide interest from the moment they emerge in spring, right through to the time they die back in late autumn. Even better, as the leaves are thick, it seems to be one of the few hostas less prone to the ravages of slugs and snails. In mid-summer these leaves are accompanied by sprays of lilac-coloured bell-shaped flowers. Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' has received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

If you spray the leaves of your hosta once or twice during the growing season with a high nitrogen fertiliser, this will give you thicker, lusher leaves. Also, an annual mulch in spring or autumn will help to keep down weeds, and is an easy way to improve the soil condition and nutrient level. Around the plant, the mulch of well-rotted garden compost or leaf mould should be 5-10cm / 2-4" thick.


Blue-green leaves, lilac flowers


10-40 cm / 4-16"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full shade

Soil moisture:

Moist but well-drained





  • Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out
  • Plant your Hosta bare roots into temporary pots in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors
  • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots
  • Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the shoots just below the surface or any top growth exposed
  • Plant in borders or containers in early summer once in full growth (or keep them in individual pots)
  • Space your plantain lily plants 80-90cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth

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