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Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears'

Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears'

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears' Overview

Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears' is a miniature perennial cultivar that forms a dainty clump of rounded blue-green leaves with broad creamy-white margins. In mid to late summer it produces erect stems bearing purple nodding flowers. Commonly known as Plantain lily 'Frosted Mouse Ears'. This cultivar is protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time.

Common problems with Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears'

How to harvest Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears'


Divide clumps every 4 or 5 years in late summer or early spring. Ensure each section has 1 to 3 good buds and trim away damaged roots. Replant at their original depth in the ground with the shoots just poking through the soil. Water and apply a granular feed.


Collect seeds in autumn from dry seed heads, sow in Spring and place in a cold frame. Seeds are unlikely to come true.

Special features of Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears'

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears'

This fantastic foliage plant is easily used for underplanting but it is equally grown in containers in urban courtyards and formal beds of cottage gardens. With an OPALS rating of 1, these plants are considered 'Good' to include in a low allergen planting scheme.