Hosta of the Day - Field Rat

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Hosta of the Day - Field Rat

Postby redcrx » Apr 28, 2015 9:26 am

I was going over some photos from last season and came across this guy. Now I have to see where it got to in my garden.

Field Rat is a tissue culture sport of 'Flamenco Mouse'. It has pointy ears (leaves).

The flowers are darker than what you normal see on the "Mouse" types.

Hosta Registry - not registered
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Field+Rat
Hosta Library - not in the Library
Some other information - http://www.perennialnursery.com/hosta-field-rat.html

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Re: Hosta of the Day - Field Rat

Postby Tigger » Apr 28, 2015 10:41 am

This one is newly arrived (bonus plant!) and potted up under lights in my basement. All the newbies should be moving outdoors this weekend. I have no idea where I'm going to put them! :eek:
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Field Rat

Postby Chris_W » Apr 29, 2015 3:51 pm

Thanks for sharing this one, Ed. You now have more pictures of it than I do :lol:

Last year I noticed a lot of branching scapes on Field Rat, so it has a really nice flower display that people always ask about when they see it from a distance. And it multiplies like crazy. Overall I think this is just a fun one to have :)
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Field Rat

Postby Ludi » Apr 29, 2015 6:20 pm

Here's my little Rat today. :P

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Re: Hosta of the Day - Field Rat

Postby Diana » May 03, 2015 7:06 pm

Here's mine! What a fine little hosta.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Field Rat

Postby Tigger » Jun 21, 2016 9:33 pm

I'm looking forward to these bloom scapes opening. And I need to find a permanent home for this rodent.

Grrr. Sideways pic transferred fro iPhone to iPad. I'll fix it tomorrow.

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