tissue culture sport of H. 'Royal Mouse Ears' which was registered by
Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2006.
This small size (7 inches high by 12 inches wide) cultivar of broadly ovate shaped,
nearly round foliage with thick
substance bears pale purple flowers in July.
The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack
(2010) says: "Will take some sun and is ideal for a large
container or alpine tray. This plant suffers greatly
from splashback and needs a firm mulch to keep the
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for
Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas
which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have
indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same
plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary
in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the
casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the
plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.
Mouse Ears', H. 'Lucky
Mouse', H. 'Mighty
Mouse', H. 'Moonshine
Mouse Ears', H. 'Mouse
'Mighty Mouse' was included in two separate look-alike lists
in the article. One was a list of medial (center) variegated plants while the list above includes marginally variegated hostas. Since 'Mighty Mouse' is marginally variegated, the inclusion on this list appears to be correct.