Hostas forum: Daily Hosta #89 - 'Country Mouse'

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Apr 2, 2016 5:48 PM CST
'Country Mouse' is one of my favourite mini hostas. I keep it in a container with member of the "Mouse Ears" family, but it comes from a different family. It's a sport from 'Bill Dress's Blue'. It has tiny heart-shaped, blue-green leaves are surrounded by a pure white margin, forming a nearly flat and loose clump. I've had it fall apart when moving it which I used to do twice a year - to my veggie garden in autumn and to the container for the season. Now I grow the tiny hostas in little pots and move the pots.

This particular plant dates from 2013 and is a replacement for one I lost during winter 2012-13 when I put the entire container in my enclosed porch and lost 50% of the plants. It holds up quite well during the season. Please feel free to share you pictures of this hosta.

June 21
Thumb of 2016-04-02/ViolaAnn/b4951c

July 25 - the best bloom was a bit before this but we were out of town.
Thumb of 2016-04-02/ViolaAnn/e2ec06

Aug. 31
Thumb of 2016-04-02/ViolaAnn/3cb84f

July 3 - with my other "mice"
Thumb of 2016-04-02/ViolaAnn/febf74

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Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Apr 4, 2016 4:46 PM CST
I really like your Country Mouse. I will be keeping an eye out for it when I'm shopping.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Apr 4, 2016 6:37 PM CST
I got the replacement plant from Shades of Green here in Ontario. They do mail orders. That was two years ago, but they may still have it.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...

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