Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears'

Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears'

Plantain lily

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears'
  • Common name: Plantain lily
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 20cm

Spread: 35cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • BlueGreen
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Hostas are a popular choice for shady gardens. They are easy to grow and come in a range of leaf colours, sizes and shapes. While mostly grown for their foliage, the flowers of some hostas are also of ornamental value, and some have a delicate scent.

Hostas grow best in moist soils, and benefit from a yearly mulch of well-rotted manure, leafmould or compost.  They are also well suited to growing in containers, as long as the compost doesn’t dry out.

Hosta ‘Frosted Mouse Ears’ is a sport of the popular cultivar 'Royal Mouse Ears'. A miniature hosta, it has blue-green leaves with a wide cream margin. Purple flowers appear on tall stems in summer. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Needs regular watering in pots
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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