by Emile and Jane Deckert of Maryland in 2004, this cultivar is a
tissue culture sport of H. 'Blue Mouse Ears'. It is a
slow growing, small size plant with
a height of around 8 inches and a spread of 18 inches which bears dense clusters of pale
purple flowers in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...may be the best small-size
streaked cultivar. It would look great in a trough in
combination with 'Blue Mouse Ears' or 'Green Mouse Ears."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "One of the most prized sports of H. 'Blue Mouse
Ears' since, being streaked, it produces interesting sports thus increasing the
range of the amazingly good Mouse Ears group...Leaves sometimes have blue-green
margins enclosing the streaked portion of the leaf, which is more cream than
green. Sometimes the background of the whole leaf is blue-green with random,
Warren I. Pollock
wrote comments about the many sports of H. 'Blue Mouse Ears' (which he termed
Hosta Journal (2012 Vol. 43 No. 2). He stated, "H. 'One
Iota Supreme' is a streaked form of 'One
Iota', occasionally labeled 'One Iota
Streaked'. Jan van den Top
says the creamy yellow of 'One
Iota Supreme' is less
bright than the creamy yellow of 'Royal Mouse Ears', so expect this coloring for
'Blue Mouse Ears Supreme' and 'Mouse Tracks' too...Many hosta aficionados think
Iota Supreme', 'Blue Mouse Ears Supreme' and 'Mouse Tracks' are the same.
However, I'm not aware of any side-by-side studies."
|"Jan van den Top
reports 'Mighty Mouse' and 'Lucky Mouse' are the same hosta. Also,
'Frosted Mouse Ears'
comes up from the ground with plain blue-green leaves. After a month or so,
a creamy-white margin develops somewhat more yellowish than others in the
variegation group. This is in agreement with
observation that the margin of 'Frosted Mouse Ears' seems to be slightly less
white than 'Mighty Mouse'. Recall: 'Frosted Mouse Ears' is from 'Royal Mouse Ears'."
"Jan van den Top
reports 'Pure Heart' and 'Desert Mouse' are the same hosta. Also, 'Holy Mouse Ears' comes up with plain blue-green leaves; after a month or so, a
creamy-white center develops somewhat more yellow than others in this
variegation group. Recall: 'Holy Mouse Ears' is from 'Royal Mouse Ears'."
'Royal Mouse Ears' is described as having blue-green foliage with numerous gold
and creamy-white streaks throughout the leaf blade.
Jan van den Top
emerges with plain bluish-green leaves and streaking appears a month or so
later. In addition to streaks in the center, also expect distinct creamy
margins. Further, don't be surprised if 'Royal Mouse Ears' settles out as a
margined-leaved 'Frosted Mouse Ears'. Recall: 'Frosted Mouse Ears' and 'Holy Mouse Ears' originally came from 'Royal Mouse Ears'."