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Hosta 'Holy Mouse Ears'

Hosta 'Holy Mouse Ears'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25cm

Max

30cm

10cm

Min

20cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Hosta 'Holy Mouse Ears' Overview

Hosta 'Holy Mouse Ears' is a miniature perennial cultivar that produces thick, sandy-white leaves with blue-green margins. In mid to late summer it produces erect stems bearing lavender nodding flowers. 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 'Holy Mouse Ears'

How to harvest Hosta 'Holy Mouse Ears'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hosta 'Holy Mouse Ears'

Seed

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

Division

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.

Special features of Hosta 'Holy Mouse Ears'

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hosta 'Holy 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.