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Hosta 'Field Rat'

Hosta 'Field Rat'
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Item # HOFLDRT
Availability Ships April to early November
Plant Size 3rd year field grown plant, freshly dug and shipped bare root
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Hosta 'Field Rat'

(Wilson/Hallson Gardens)

Clump Size: (S) 18" x 8"

Leaf Size: 2" x 1" -- Vein Pairs: 4 - 6

Description: Leaves are blue-green and spear shaped, forming a dense mound of smooth foliage.

Blooms: Light purple trumpet shaped flowers bloom on somewhat tall, branching scapes.

Comments: Hosta 'Field Rat' is a surprise sport out of Hosta 'Flamenco Mouse' that has small spear shaped leaves that are solid blue-green and not wavy. When we first saw this tissue culture sport we thought they might be a reversion back to Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' but instead the leaves are more pointed and the flowers are taller yet still the same darker purple as Hosta 'Flamenco Mouse'. The flowers also are more trumpet shaped than bell shaped and the scapes often branch so that it really has a lot of flower power to it. Some people have considered this a reversion back to Hosta 'Blue Cadet' however the flowers are a darker colored.

The name was chosen because we feel that this plant will likely be much larger than Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' and might be so ugly that nobody would ever want it in their garden.

Light: Part sun to full shade. -- Soil: Humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.

Related Plants: Blue Mouse Ears, Flamenco Mouse

Zones: 2 - 8

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  • Author: Kathy R.
    Beautiful little hosta! Looks like a miniature Halcyon.
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