Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mouse in the garden

It seems there is a mouse in my plant!

Arisarum proboscideum bloom
Ever since I saw a picture of Arisarum proboscideum a couple of years ago, I have wanted some of my own.  This little plant is commonly referred to as "Mouse Tail Plant" since the blooms look like the hind quarters of a little mouse.  Christie is very fond of mice, and as you can imagine, she really likes this plant.

Arisarum proboscideum
Arisarum is a genus in the aroid family and many of the species are hardy in my zone, including this particular plant.  I purchased two of these little plants and one of them came with a mouse (bloom) on the plant.  I have planted them in our new flowerbed that we just installed around the greenhouse.  Hopefully the pups won't step on them too much while they are small and fragile.  Eventually the might spread out a bit and form a colony of mice.


  1. Oh, I like this plant. Did you find it locally? Is it an annual or perennial? More information please...

  2. I love mouse buns!!! I HOPE we get a whole colony of mice! That will be so cute!

  3. I had to order my plants from Edelweiss Perennials, because I have never seen them for sale locally.

    The plants are hardy/perennial in zones 6-10.

  4. I've always wanted one of these...not sure I'd have any luck with it though.