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Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’
(Plantain Lily)

£12.00 £10.20

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July - August
30cm x 30cm
Partial Shade, Shade
Easy Care
Fully Hardy

Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ is a prized addition to our range for its compact size and distinctive foliage, resembling tiny mouse ears. This dwarf variety offers a finished touch to those shaded areas, rockeries, or containers, enhancing any garden spaces. With its resilience and low-maintenance nature, ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ is perfect for both new and experienced gardeners. Its unique appearance and adaptability make it an excellent choice for adding texture to your shaded areas.

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Description

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' earns its place in our range with its adorable, compact size and charming foliage, reminiscent of tiny mouse ears. This delightful perennial, honoured with the prestigious RHS Garden Merit award, captivates with its unique textural appearance and its ability as a reliable garden performer. Perfect for shaded areas like woodland gardens or borders, 'Blue Mouse Ears' thrives in moist, well-drained soil and prefers partial to full shade. Its versatility extends to container gardening too, where it can enhance patios or balconies with its shaped foliage and its unique hue of colour. Despite its diminutive stature, this Hosta makes a big impact with its distinctive blue-green leaves. Its low maintenance requirements and adaptability make it an excellent choice for gardeners of all levels of experience. Whether used as a ground cover, accent plant, or container specimen, Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' adds whimsy and elegance to any garden space. Its charming foliage and proven performance make it a standout addition to any garden, earning it a place as a beloved favourite among plant enthusiasts.

Planting Conditions

To ensure optimal conditions for Hosta's in your garden, select a planting site with well-drained soil enriched with organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure. Hosta's tend to thrive in partial to full shade. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during hot Summer months. Plant Hosta's at the same depth as they were in their nursery pots, with the crown level with the soil surface. Adequate spacing between plants allows for proper air circulation, therefore reducing the risk of fungal diseases.

Watering & Feeding

We advise watering your Hosta deeply and regularly, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. During hot and dry periods, increase watering frequency to prevent dehydration. Apply water directly to the soil, avoiding wetting the foliage to reduce the risk of fungal diseases. Feeding Hosta's with a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in Spring promotes healthy growth and lush foliage. Alternatively, apply a water-soluble fertiliser every few weeks during the growing season. Mulching around the base of the plant helps retain moisture and suppress weeds, contributing to the overall health of your Hosta.

General Care

For general care, keep Hosta's healthy by regularly removing dead or damaged leaves and spent flower stalks. Monitor for signs of pests like slugs and snails, addressing infestations promptly. Divide overcrowded clumps every few years to maintain vigour and promote better growth. We prune Hosta's by cutting back any damaged or yellowing leaves as needed throughout the growing season. In late Autumn, after the foliage has died back, trim the leaves to ground level to tidy up the plant and prepare it for its Winter dormancy.