Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' in the Hostas Database

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Name of Hybridizer: E & J Deckert
Year of Registration: 2000

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 4-6 inches
Plant Spread: 9-12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Other: Nearly Round, Cupped, Flat, Dull, Medium Blue-Green.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Medium Lavender bell shaped flowers.
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: A.H.G.A. Hosta of the Year
Other: 2013 Great Plant Picks award winner; 2008 Hosta of the Year
Parentage: Sport of: Blue Cadet
Child plants: 6 child plants

Starting to send up scapes. These 2 clumps are 5 years old, moved

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Posted by twixanddud (SE Michigan - Zone 5b) on Jul 23, 2015 3:57 AM

Love this hosta! Very vigorous here in my yard, great grower.

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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Jan 21, 2012 5:38 PM

Mutation of Hosta 'Blue Cadet' that makes a tight 1' wide mound of small, round, blue-green leaves on a perfectly symmetrical clump.

Hosta of the Year 2008

Emile & Jane Deckert registered the hosta in 2002. The name came to Emile when he noticed the shape of the unfurling new leaves in the spring! Sold at auction at the AHS Convention; 2001, Raleigh, N.Carolina for $250.00.

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Plant Events from our members
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Catmint20906 On June 18, 2015 Bloomed
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Also purchased in 2010 & 2011
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