Pic of the Day--Rascal

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Pic of the Day--Rascal

Postby Hank Zumach » Oct 12, 2007 9:40 am

Hi All--Rascal is a variety that is more likely to be appreciated by folks who have already collected a number of hostas. It is an attractive plant but it must be viewed close up to appreciate its subtle variegation. In other words, it is not a plant that grabs your attention from across the garden. It is usual a slow growing variety but the plant in our Friendship[p Garden has measured quickly grown from 22x11 in 2006 to 37x12 this past summer. It has good slug resistance.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... ety=Rascal
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Rascal
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/r/rascal.html

I am showing three photos, the last one being the way a mature Rascal looked in our garden in 2005.
Rascal g 9-20-06c 030.jpg

Rascal friendship garden 6-25-07c 029.jpg

Rascal 62605c.JPG
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Postby eastwood2007 » Oct 12, 2007 10:44 am

I just got mine from Chris this year. I love the leaf shape, texture and color. You are right, Hank, in that it is best appreciated close up. I like it alot better when I got it in person than any pics I saw before. I bought it based on recommendations from folks on this site, and I am definitely not disappointed!

I am one who likes to get close up and personal with my hostas...I like the subtleties in the leaves and colors. I really like Rascal. Thanks for the recommendations, everyone!

Nic pics, Hank, as usual! :D
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Postby buff24 » Oct 12, 2007 2:43 pm

A pic of my Rascal, in it's prime... in my garden, it seems to be one that begins it's fall decline early...

(Thumbnail should be clickable... my first time doing thumbnails, hope it works!)
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Postby eastwood2007 » Oct 12, 2007 3:07 pm

very pretty, buff! :D
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Postby baja220 » Oct 12, 2007 11:22 pm

I love my Rascal too although I just got it this spring. And unlike most hostas in my yard, this one still looks great today. :D
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Oct 14, 2007 7:29 am

Yep...I love Rascal too.........especially the subtle leaf coloring. Here's mine from previous years.

RascalShedBedJune06.jpg

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Postby Chris_W » Oct 14, 2007 10:49 am

Rascal is a great plant, and I really recommend putting this one in part sun to almost full sun where it will really become showy.

Mine is at the edge of the garden where it gets sun from late afternoon until dark and it really stands out there :)
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Postby eastwood2007 » Oct 14, 2007 11:39 am

Beautiful plant and pics, Joan. Those show the reason I love my Rascal. :D
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Postby Marlys » Oct 15, 2007 9:14 am

Rascal was a favorite in my garden this year.

Chris is right about the sun light. My plant gets a fair share of sunshine and loves it.

Great Plant - stood over 2' tall and the clump was about 3' across, lovely vase shape growing habit, blooms wonderfully and slightly fragrant flowers, sets tons of seeds. A "stand out" plant in the garden when mature.

I have a really nice blue sdlg from Rascal that I'm really liking too. It just came up under its mama.

Fun!

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Postby Carol W » Oct 15, 2007 6:18 pm

Ok you've sold me it's going on my wish list!!!
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