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Plantain Lily

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'

Thick grey-green leaves resembling mouse ears form a tidy compact mound. This variety produces lavender flowers.
Hosta of the Year 2008

Selected as the American Hosta Growers 2008 Hosta of the Year. Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form sturdy mounds of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This miniature selection has thick, rounded blue-green leaves with a powdery finish. Soft lavender flowers appear in July. Good slug resistance. An outstanding Hosta for edging or the shady rock garden. Protect from hot afternoon sun. Clumps may be easily divided in the spring or fall. An award winner for Best Blue Leaf, 2004. Registered by E. & J. Deckert in 2000.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid summer

Mature Height:

8-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Sun,Full Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 50-55° F under long days to promote root growth, keeping slightly dry between irrigations until sprouts appear. Once actively growing keep evenly moist and provide 35%-50% shade. A top dressing of slow release fertilizer can be applied taking care to keep away from the crown. Hosta generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining soil. Keep crown of plant at the same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

This shade loving perennial favorite is easy to grow in various soil conditions. This variety is less susceptible to slugs.

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