Mighty Mouse Hosta

Hosta x 'Mighty Mouse'

SKU
40157
This small but mighty hosta has superb, rounded blue-green leaves with a bright creamy-yellow margin. Foliage takes on more subtle tones by midsummer, accented by lavender flowers. Excellent color and texture for containers or borders. Tolerant of exhaust and pollution, making it ideal for shady urban gardens. Resists slug damage.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh
Average Size at MaturityForms foliage clump 8 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Astilbe (Astilbe); Mukdenia (Mukdenia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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