Hosta 'Country Mouse'

Hans Hansen of Minnesota registered this miniature size (2˝ inches high by 9 inches wide) cultivar in 2007. It is a sport of H. 'Bill Dress's Blue' which varies from the parent plant by having a white marginal variegation around the bluish-green foliage. The leaves are heart shaped. It bears purple flowers in July.

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "Growth rate and strikingly contrasting color make this a perfect hosta for a small alpine tray, trough, or large container."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states in its Miniature Hostas chapter: "Best suited in cooler gardens since the leaves assume a gray-green cast in hotter climates. Grow with yellow-leaved, rippled-edged miniature hostas H. 'Osiris Petit Prince' or H. 'Bitsy Gold' for contrast...Not as vigorous or as easy to grow as its parent, from which it differs in having creamy white margined leaves."

Similar hostas include H. 'Daisy Doolittle' and H. 'Woodland Elf'.

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