Miniature hosta are not well known in the gardening world, especially here in Bismarck, North Dakota. I have grown these adorable plants for over 10 years. They are dependable, easy to care for, and are perfect for fairy or small planter gardens. Saturday, May 30, from 3-7 pm I will have a FEW of two different miniature hosta available for sale – Blue Mouse Ears, and Cracker Crumbs. Here are some details.The other images are to show what you can do with these lovely plants.
Blue Mouse Ears Miniature Hosta
Blue Mouse Ears Mini Hosta. soft blue-green color with hints of gold at base. The leaves curl gently, are rounded in shape, and the tiny blossoms in a soft lavender. The leaves are thicker than most, and prove difficult, though not impossible, for slugs to take a nibble. This plants is about 7 years old, and the leaves only reach 6″ high. This little gem tolerates full to partial shade and is very hardy to zone 3.
cracker crumbs mini hosta
blue mouse ears mini hosta
Cat and Mouse Mini Hosta
yellow vase with mini hosta
mini hosta. I grow my miniature hosta surrounded by gravel. I find it makes it difficult for slugs to traverse, and it makes spring clean up very easy.
mini hosta in white pot
hosta bed. Notice all the different colors of hosta. Here the spring addition of new gravel covers the hoses.
Hosta Bed with companion plants. This is very early in the season, and I have not covered the soaker hoses with fresh pea gravel yet. Companion plants such as lilies, sambucus (a lovely soft gray elderberry), heuchera and potted plants help highlight the little hosta.