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HostaBlue Mouse Ears


Originator(s)Emile & Jane Deckert 2000

Origin'Blue Cadet' sport

Size categorysmall

Plant height x width20x50 cm (8x20 in.)

Leaf length x width7x6 cm (3x2 in.)

Vein pairs9-11

Leaf colorblue-green


Leafthick, deeply cupped, round



Scape height25 cm (10 in.)

Flowerpale lavender,striped,bell

Flower length1.5 cm (0.6 in.)


Flowering periodJuly





InfoHosta of the Year for 2008 (HOTY).
Small round, sort of heart shaped blue leaves of very heavy texture.
Also slugresistant.
Height with little bouquet of flowers is only 4-6".
A sport of 'Blue Cadet'.
Introduced in 2002.

Sports'American Super Mouse' sport/
'Baby Boo' sport/gb
'Blue Mouse Ears Supreme' sport/os
'Buffalo Ice Mouse' sport/bw
'Buffalo Misty Mouse' sport/
'Cat and Mouse' sport/yb
'Church Mouse' sport/bb
'Crazy Mouse Ears' sport/os
'Dancing Mouse' sport/bb
'Flamenco Mouse' sport/bg
'Fuzzy Mouse Ears' sport/cc
'Green Mouse Ears' sport/gg
'Hanjas Crazy Mouse' sport/op
'Jumbo Mouse Ears' sport/bb
'Kafka's Mouse' sport/
'Knockout Mouse' sport/by
'Magical Mouse Ears' sport/yy
'Mighty Mouse' sport/yc
'Mimosa Mouse Ears' sport/os
'Mouse Party' sport/
'Mouse Tracks' sport/os
'Mouse Trap' sport/wb
'Mrs. Mouse Ears' sport/bb
'My Friend Bertha' sport/bb
'Mystic Mouse' sport/gb
'Niki Mouse' sport/yb
'One Iota' sport/gc
'Pure Heart' sport/yg
'Royal Mouse Ears' sport/os
'Ruffled Mouse Ears' sport/bb
'Snow Mouse' sport/wb
'Teltow Giant Mouse' sport/bb
'Valley's Mouse Tail' sport/os

Progeny'Blue Elf' = PP x 'Osiris Obscur'
'Dream in Blue' seedling
'Giantland Mouse Cheese' seedling
'Giantland Sunny Mouse Ears' = PP x 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
'Green Thumb' = sp. HC 970697 aff. sieboldii x PP