Hosta 'Mighty Mouse'

This Walters Gardens, Inc. cultivar is a sport of H. 'Blue Mouse Ears' that they registered in 2006. It becomes a miniature size (4 inches high by 8 inches wide), dense mound with purple flowers in dense clusters in July. This is part of the Mouse Ears Series of hostas.

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "Does best in early morning sun and dappled shade. An ideal cultivar for the tray and trough."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Frosted Mouse Ears'.

Jan van den Top, hybridizer from the Netherlands, believes that H. 'Mighty Mouse' is actually the same as H. 'Lucky Mouse'.

Ellen Cool of Stone Garden Designs in Massachusetts feels that H. 'Lucky Mouse' seems more slug resistant than H. 'Mighty Mouse'.

The Hosta Journal (2012 Vol. 43 No 2) in an article by Warren I. Pollock (pg. 16) listed the following:

Mouse Ears Series of Hostas

Plain Colored Leaves
Blue-Green Center, Creamy Yellow or White Margin
Blue-Green Center, White Margin
Creamy Yellow or White Center, Blue-Green Margin
White Center All Season, Blue-Green Margin
Streaked Leaves
Unusual Variegation


These 2011 photos come from the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside.

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