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Hosta ‘Snow Mouse’

Plantain lily

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hosta 'Snow Mouse'
  • Common name: Plantain lily
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Green

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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.

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Hosta ‘Snow Mouse’ is related the popular cultivar ‘Blue Mouse Ears’, which is prized for its slug-resistant foliage. Unlike ‘Blue Mouse Ears’, the leaves of ‘Snow Mouse’ have a white centre. It’s ideal for growing at the front of the herbaceous border or in a container on the patio.

How to grow Hosta 'Snow Mouse'

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Hosta 'Snow Mouse' and wildlife

Hosta 'Snow Mouse' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Hosta 'Snow Mouse' poisonous?

Hosta 'Snow Mouse' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Hosta 'Snow Mouse'