If you are into miniature hostas you will almost certainly already have H. ‘Blue Mouse Ears’. This is a wonderful, inexpensive (£6.00 from us) hosta which looks like its name. The leaves are blue, shaped like a mouse’s ear and wonderfully thick – more than a match for any slug or snail.

H. ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ (pictured above) has been used to breed many other equally desirable ‘Mouse’ hostas, though, like most children, they are relatively expensive to keep! However, despite their price usually being at least double that of their parent they are amongst the most popular minis we sell. In fact, they are so desirable, collecting ‘Mice’ can become a compulsion. You have been warned!

Here is a list of all the ‘Mouse’ hostas we can find (Nov. 2020).  (NR means not registered).   ‘Mice’ listed below in bold are currently (2020) stocked by Sue Proctor Plants.

Why don’t we stock more?  Well, the sad fact is that some ‘Mice’ don’t take to tissue culture (the usual way hostas are produced for the retail market these days). Others are unstable (Cat and Mouse, Royal Mouse Ears for example). This means that they are so prone to revert to their parent or grandparent ‘Mouse’  that it is not economic for breeders to produce them for the retail market. It’s also true that once a breeder has put his or her new plant into tissue culture and sold the resulting plants, it may not be economic to repeat the process the following year. (Most collectors bought it first time round). So, it disappears from the breeders’ catalogues. Many of the ‘Mice’ are available only in the U.S. at retail prices making importation prohibitive for a retailer here.

MOUSE HOSTAS

  • ‘American Super Mouse’ (V. Wade NR)
  • ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ (E. & J. Deckert 2000)
  • ‘Blue Mouse Ears Supreme’ (W. Silvers      2007)
  • ‘Calico Mouse Ears’ (M. Zilis 2012)
  • ‘Cat and Mouse’ (H. Hansen 2007)
  • ‘Church Mouse’ (Walters Gardens 2012)
  • ‘Crazy Mouse Ears’ (J. Schwarz NR)
  • ‘Dancing Mouse’ (M. Fransen NR)
  • ‘Dancing Out Of Time’ (M. Fransen NR)
  • ‘Danish Mouse’ (J. Hurup Hansen NR)
  • ‘Desert Mouse’ (J. van den Top NR)
  • ‘Field Rat’ (C. Wilson/ Hallson Gardens NR)
  • ‘Flamenco Mouse’ (C. Wilson/ Hallson Gardens 2012)
  • ‘Forest Mouse’ (J. van den Top NR)
  • ‘Frosted Mouse Ears’ (Zilis, E. & J. Deckert 2006)
  • ‘Funny Mouse’ (M. Fransen NR)
  • ‘Ghost Mouse’ (K. Schwarz 2014)
  • ‘Giantland Iron Mouse’ (J. Miller NR)
  • ‘Giantland Mouse Cheese’ (Zilis/Miller/Meyer 2011).
  • ‘Giantland Sunny Mouse Ears’ Zilis/Miller/Meyer 2011.
  • ‘Green Mouse Ears’ (E. & J. Deckert 2004)
  • ‘Green Thumb’ (T. Avent 2017)
  • ‘Hanjas Crazy Mouse’ (J. Hurup Hansen NR)
  • ‘Happy Mouse’ (J. van den Top NR)
  • ‘Holy Mouse Ears’ (M. Zilis, E. & J. Deckert 2006)
  • ‘Itty Bitty’ (M. Zilis 2010)
  • ‘Jumbo Mouse Ears’ (H. Philips 2011)
  • ‘Knockout Mouse’ (M. & J. Fransen NR)
  • ‘Little Ice Mouse’ (J. van den Top NR)
  • ‘Little Redneck’ (T. Avent 2020)
  • ‘Lucky Mouse’ (J. van den Top NR)
  • ‘Magical Mouse Ears’ (H Philips NR)
  • ‘Marbled Mouse Ears’ (D Van Eechaute NR)
  • ‘Midas Mouse’ (D. & J. Ward 2014)
  • ‘Mighty Mini’ (W. Silvers 2013)
  • ‘Mighty Moe’ (W. Silvers 2009)
  • ‘Mighty Moe Supreme’ (V. Wade 2015)
  • ‘Mighty Mouse’ (Walters Gardens 2006)
  • ‘Mighty Special’ (W. Silvers 2013)
  • ‘Mimosa Mouse Ears’ (N. Price & W.Silvers NR)
  • ‘Minerva Mouse Ears’ (N. Price & W. Silvers NR)
  • ‘Mini Skirt’ (Walters Gardens, Inc. 2013)
  • ‘Moonshine Mouse Ears’ (N. Price & W.Silvers NR)
  • ‘Mouse Brain’
  • ‘Mouse Capades’ (R. Mortko 2013)
  • ‘Mouse King’ (D. & J. Ward 2014)
  • ‘Mouse Madness’ (M. Zilis, R. Solberg NR)
  • ‘Mouse Party’ (D. Van Eechaute NR)
  • ‘Mouse Tracks’ (Walters Gardens & A. Bergeron 2009)
  • ‘Mouse Trap’ (Shady Oaks Nursery NR)
  • ‘Mrs. Mouse Ears’ (M. Testart NR)
  • ‘My Friend Bertha’ (Walters Gardens, Inc. NR)
  • ‘Mystic Mouse’ (D. Van Eechaute 2010)
  • ‘Niki Mouse’ (R. Roberts 2015)
  • ‘One Iota’ (J. Anderson NR)
  • ‘One Iota Supreme’ (J. Schwarz NR)
  • ‘Pure Heart’ (Walters Gardens & J. Westendorp 2009)
  • ‘Quarter Back’ (T. Avent 2020)
  • ‘Rookie Mouse’ (P. Szustakiewicz 2015)
  • ‘Royal Mouse Ears’ (E. & J. Deckert 2004)
  • ‘Ruffled Green Mouse Ears’ (J. van den Top NR)
  • ‘Ruffled Mouse Ears’ (M. Zilis 2011)
  • ‘Ruffled Pole Mouse’ (J. van den Top NR)
  • ‘School Mouse’ (Walters Gardens NR)
  • ‘Skinny Mouse’ (D. Van Eechaute NR)
  • ‘Smiling Mouse’ (Jan van den Top NR)
  • ‘Snow Mouse’ (M. Fransen NR)
  • ‘Solar Mouse’ (D. & J. Ward 2013)
  • ‘Spiny Mouse’ (D Van Eechaute. NR)
  • ‘Spooky Mouse Ears’ (J. van den Top NR)
  • ‘Sun Mouse’ (T. Avent NR)
  • ‘You’re So Vein’ (T. Avent 2012)

Hosta with Mouse names but not bred from ‘Mouse Ears’ hostas.

‘Blue Mice’ is a NR plant from Europe with a sieboldiana background.
‘Country Mouse’ is similar in appearance to the other “mice hostas”, but actually is a sport of ‘Bill Dress’s Blue’.
‘Mini Mouse’ is a R. Goodwin seedling of unknown parentage.
‘Minnie Mouse’ (= ‘Missie Mouse’) is a K. Squires seedling of unknown parentage

Our Catalogue enables you to find all the ‘Mice’ hostas we stock.  Just click the ‘Other Characteristics’ box at the top of the page and then ‘Mouse Ears Hostas’.

Above. H. ‘Frosted Mouse Ears’