Funny Mouse Hosta foliage
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Plant Height: 4 inches
Flower Height: 10 inches
Spacing: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
This miniature mounded hosta features small round, blue-green leaves with white margins that eventually mature to cream or green; dainty spikes of pale lavender flowers in mid-summer; great for containers or edging
Funny Mouse Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive tiny textured round leaves remain bluish-green in colour with distinctive white edges and tinges of creamy white throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Funny Mouse Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Funny Mouse Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Funny Mouse Hosta will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 10 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.