- Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Height 6 Inches
- Width 12 Inches
- Growing Zones 3-9
If you love Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ - and who doesn’t? – check out ‘Sun Mouse,’ which has the same cute-as-a-button habit but in a higher-wattage color. Tiny in size, but big on drama, lime Sun Mouse lights up shady spots with style – in a space only six inches high by 12 inches wide. The perfectly contrasting lavender flowers rise up on 18” scapes in early to midsummer, delighting both humans and hummingbirds.
Sun Mouse makes a unique focal point in a container that can be admired up close with other shade lovers like begonia, ferns, and carex [insert any you are carrying or substitute]. In a garden, it would make a distinctive edging or highlight punctuating a border of blue and variegated hostas, hydrangea, and heuchera.
Sun Mouse Hosta Care
Sun Mouse thrives anywhere from partial up to full shade, preferring acidic to neutral pH soil that is high in organic matter. They prefer loamy (cake-like) soils to clay because it permits better aeration for the roots. Hosta prefer average to consistent watering, the latter especially in the first growing seasons after transplanting. Adding an organic mulch of wood chips, compost, or soil conditioner will grant some insurance of keeping the soil moist and fed with organic matter. For fertilizer, adding some compost on top of the soil in spring should be enough, although a controlled release fertilizer can be added at that same time if desired.
Hostas are attractive to slugs. If slugs are prevalent in your area, there are steps you can take to minimize the issue. In early spring, consider adding slug bait, which will need reapplying after rains. Another preventative step is to remove spent leaves in the fall after they’ve turned color – leaves are popular nursery spots for slugs and other leaf-eaters to lay their eggs.
Sun Mouse Hosta Spacing
Ideally, allow a minimum of a foot in the garden between plants for your Sun Mouse hosta to give the roots the best aeration.
Sun Mouse Hosta Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9
|Plant Type: Perennial
|Sunlight Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
|Mature Height: 6 Inches
|Mature Width: 12 Inches
|Plant Spacing: 12 Inches
|Growth Habit: Mounded
|Flower Color(s): Purple
|Flower Shade: Lavender
|Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Mid Summer
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Bright Yellow
|Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Uses: Border Plant Container Mass Planting Edging Plant Combinations
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners
|Botanical/Scientific Name: Hosta hybrid USPP 30,033
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.