Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'
Blooming in midsummer with lavender flowers, Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' is a charming cultivar within the Hosta genus, honoring 19th-century Austrian physician and botanist, Nicolaus Thomas Host. Its foliage forms a harmonious, decorative mound, boasting heart-shaped, mouse-ear-like leaves in shades of blue-green to gray-green. Native to Japan, Korea, China, and eastern Russia, the genus encapsulates this exquisite specimen's beauty. 'Blue Mouse Ears' was named Hosta of the Year in 2008 by the American Hosta Growers Association and is a recipient of the RHS award of garden merit.
Requires partial to deep shade and evenly moist, well-drained, neutral to acidic soils high in organic matter. Established plants tolerate dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves), but soils should never be allowed to dry out. Protect from slugs and snails.