Daily Hosta #2 - 'Blue Mouse Ears family' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta #2 - 'Blue Mouse Ears family' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 12, 2011 8:33 am

'Blue Mouse Ears' has a large and extended family of first and second generation sports. The list at http://myhostas.be/sports/index.htm# now numbers 18 and there may be more.

Blue Mouse Ears (bb)
-> Blue Mouse Ears Supreme (?) -> Mighty Moe (wb)
-> Cat and Mouse (yb)
-> Dancing Mouse (bb)
-> Green Mouse Ears (gg)
-> Mighty Mouse (yc)
-> Mouse Tracks (os)
-> Mouse Trap (wb)
-> One Iota (gc) -> One Iota Supreme (os) -> Desert Mouse (cb)
-> Lucky Mouse (bc)
-> Pure Heart (yg)
-> Royal Mouse Ears (os) -> Frosted Mouse Ears (gw)
-> Holy Mouse Ears (wb)
-> Snow Mouse (?) -> Funny Mouse (bw)

In my garden, there are: 'Cat and Mouse' (though it keeps sporting to blue), 'Mighty Mouse' (which to me looks nearly identical to 'Frosted Mouse Ears'), another 'Mighty Mouse' which has confused colouring - I've dubbed it 'Mighty Confused Mouse', 'Mouse Trap' (which looks like 'Snow Mouse'), 'Royal Mouse Ears', 'Frosted Mouse Ears', 'Holy Mouse Ears' and 'Snow Mouse'. I let them live in a planter (along with 'Country Mouse' from a different family) under the eyes of a watchful cat.
Mouse-garden-0708sx.jpg

Cat_and_Mouse-0729s.jpg

Frosted_Mouse_Ears-0729s.jpg

Holy_Mouse_Ears-0718s.jpg
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Re: Daily Hosta #2 - 'Blue Mouse Ears family' - Add your pic

Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 12, 2011 8:41 am

Here are the remaining "mice". Except for BME, all my "mice" have been acquired in the last 3 years.

Mighty_Mouse-0729s.jpg

Mighty_Confused_Mouse-0729sx.jpg

Mouse_Trap-0803s.jpg

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Snow_Mouse-0803s.jpg
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Postby gesila9 » Nov 12, 2011 8:51 am

All new this year:

Mighty Mouse in bloom:
Image

Holy Mouse Ears:
Image

Frosted Mouse Ears:
Image

Dancing Mouse:
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Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 14, 2011 8:34 am

Does anyone else have pics of this family?
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Re: Daily Hosta #2 - 'Blue Mouse Ears family' - Add your pic

Postby redcrx » Dec 10, 2011 12:19 am

Going through my "mouse" pictures I don't have many individual shots. The Mighty Mouse were purchased late in the season.

Mouse Tracks 11 0508.JPG

Mighty Mouse 11 0798.JPG

Mighty Mouse 11 0806.JPG

Mighty Mouse f 11 0797.JPG

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Postby redcrx » Dec 10, 2011 12:55 am

Some group shots:

Mouse top 11 0353.JPG


Mouse bottom 11 0356.JPG


Mouse bottom 11 0355.JPG
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Postby redcrx » Dec 10, 2011 1:35 am

Found some more earlier season shots.

Blue Mouse Ears 11 0834.JPG


Green Mouse Ears 11 0292.JPG


Mighty Moe 11 0763.JPG


Mouse Tracks 11 0560.JPG


scene Mouse top 11 0509.JPG
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Postby Don Rawson » Dec 10, 2011 9:32 pm

Here's my list of 'Blue Mouse Ears' sports: http://www.pwk.resteddoginn.ca/lists/hosta_list_me.php
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Postby redcrx » Dec 11, 2011 9:48 pm

When I was putting my group shots up I mistakenly thought the One Iota was Mighty Mouse. Then when I was labeling them I saw I had One Iota Supreme but could find One Iota in the photo. I then went back to my garden map and saw the problem - One Iota has to be next to One Iota Supreme so what I had label as Mighty Mouse was One Iota. So, to me, One Iota is hard to tell apart from Mighty Mouse. And Frosted Mouse Ears is similar also.
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Re: Daily Hosta #2 - 'Blue Mouse Ears family' - Add your pic

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 06, 2012 3:29 pm

I have become totally disenchanted with this family and don't plan to acquire any more. There are so many subtle variations and so many of them really all look alike and then there is the instability of the lot. I'll keep growing the ones I have, but no more. I DID move the large planter that holds my collection into better light this year and I was rewarded with bloom on several of them.
Blue_Mouse_Ears-2012-0613sx.jpg

Frosted_Mouse_Ears-2012-0703sx.jpg

Holy_Mouse_Ears-2012-0607s.jpg

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Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 06, 2012 3:35 pm

And a few more -
Mighty_Mouse-2012-0619-1sx.jpg

Mighty_Mouse-2012-0703s.jpg

Snow_Mouse-2012-0721sx.jpg

Cat_and_Mouse-2012-0626s.jpg
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Postby redcrx » Sep 27, 2012 10:11 pm

Here are mine. I finally got a good shot of Green Mouse Ears. I posted a bunch of "messy" ones on the Royal Mouse Ears topic.
http://www.perennialnursery.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56449

Blue Mouse Ears 12 07106z640.JPG

Cat and Mouse 12 07211z640.jpg

Frosted Mouse Ears 12 07112z640.jpg

Green Mouse Ears 12 07253z25.jpg

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Postby redcrx » Sep 27, 2012 10:13 pm

Another batch:

Holy Mouse Ears a 12 07113.JPG

Holy Mouse Ears b 12 07113.JPG

Mighty Moe 12 07197z640.jpg

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Postby redcrx » Sep 27, 2012 10:16 pm

Another batch - some of these are beaten up this time of year:

Mouse Tracks a 12 07121.JPG

Mouse Tracks b 12 07121.JPG

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Postby redcrx » Sep 27, 2012 10:21 pm

Last batch:

One Iota 12 07199zn.jpg

One Iota streaked 12 03387zn.jpg

One Iota Supreme 12 07198zn.jpg

Pure Heart 12 07203zn.jpg

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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 26, 2014 7:14 pm

Winter 2012-13, I put my entire planter into my enclosed (with windows) but unheated porch. I've successfully overwintered a few hostas there before. But I lost many of my mice. In spite of my vow to not buy more, I bought 'Church Mouse' in 2013 and 'Pure Heart' in 2014.

'Blue Mouse Ears' survived, or some of it did. It was severely damaged and much smaller in 2013. Looking better in 2014 and bloomed well.
Blue_Mouse_Ears-2014-140708s.jpg


Here's 'Church Mouse'. New 2013. It hasn't grown much at all, but is still looking healthy.
Church_Mouse-2014-140716s.jpg


'Frosted Mouse Ears' survived the freezing and looks OK but didn't bloom.
Frosted_Mouse_Ears-2014-140716s.jpg


One of my 'Mighty Mouse' divisions survived. The other did not. But this one looks OK.
Mighty_Mouse-2014-140716s.jpg
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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 26, 2014 7:18 pm

'Pure Heart' was new this year - 2014 and so far seems to be one of the most vigorous "mice" I've had.
Pure_Heart-2014-140809s.jpg


'Royal Mouse Ears' is a few years old. It's barely grown at all, but at least it's still streaked.
Royal_Mouse_Ears-2014-140708s.jpg


And 'Snow Mouse' survived that brutal winter, but last year it was nearly all blue. This year it is totally blue. But smaller leaves than BME.
Snow_Mouse-reverted-2014-140716s.jpg
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Re: Daily Hosta #2 - 'Blue Mouse Ears family' - Add your pic

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 20, 2017 8:24 am

There are so many in this family now that I think we should likely make separate threads for the individual family members. A few already have their own threads.

Blue Mouse Ears 07 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47021
Blue Mouse Ears 11 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=55301
Church Mouse 17 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60933
Frosted Mouse Ears 17 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60935
Mighty Mouse 17 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60937
Pure Heart 17 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60938
Royal Mouse Ears 17 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60939
Sun Mouse 17 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60941

Please add others that you have.
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