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Brunnera ‘Mr. Morse’

Brunnera 'Mr morse 1x1Brunnera come in several variations, but one thing that does not vary often, is the flower color. Brunnera ‘Mr. Morse’ is a one of a kind with it’s white blooms. The crisp white flowers contrast nicely with the silver overlay on the foliage. Brunnera ‘Mr. Morse’ is an elegant white flowering version of the popular Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’. The exquisite foliage consists of dark green heart shaped leaves that are frosted with a silver overlay. Green veins of the leaves give a crackle-like finish to the silvered foliage. ‘Mr. Morse’ offers three seasons of interest with pearl white flowers in the spring and dazzling deer-resistant foliage that looks great right up to frost!

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Brunnera macrophylla ‘King’s Ransom’

Once the bright blue Forget Me Not  flowers start to appear you will not forget that summer is near!

Brunnera macrophylla 'King's Ransom'1x1(Heartleaf Brunnera) Brunnera ‘King’s Ransom’ PPAF have a creamy yellow margin on it’s leaves with a light “frosting” over the remainder of the leaves giving the plant a silver and gold appearance. Dainty blue flowers float above the plant in the spring as the leaf margins lighten to a creamy white. ‘King’s Ransom’ PPAF is jointly introduced by Terra Nova and Walters Gardens, Inc. Its size makes it the perfect choice for combination containers as well as for mass plantings.

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Brunnera ‘King’s Ransom’ is a woodland plant that should be grown in shaded areas where the soil is rich and consistently moist. In northern climates, morning sun is acceptable as long as the soil do not dry out. Very little care is needed once Brunnera is established. Old foliage should be cut back in the spring rather than in the fall. The old foliage will help to protect the plant during the winter months. A winter mulch is also recommended. Propagation is by division

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Brunnera ‘Emerald Mist’

Brunnera 'Emerald Mist 1x1 (Heartleaf Brunnera) Brunnera ‘Emerald Mist’ is a excellent plant choice for your shade gardens. The green foliage with silver splotches create a nice contrast. In the spring Brunnerea ‘Emerald Mist’ produces large clusters of tiny, periwinkle Forget Me Not flowers that accent the showy spring foliage.  ‘Emerald Mist’ PPAF is an outstanding deer resistant perennial for the shade garden!

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Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’

I really enjoy Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ because of the early spring forget-me-not flowers that it has. And when it is done blooming it has great foliage color contrast for the shade garden that lasts all summer.

Photo Courtesy of  Walters Gardens

Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

(Heartleaf Brunnera) Brunnera ‘Jack Frost‘ PP13,859 is one of the most outstanding foliage perennials ever. The leaves are a frosted silver color with light green veins that break up the silvery overlay. The leaves of ‘Jack Frost’ PP13,859 look like cracked porcelain. The leaves shimmer in the sunlight and brighten any shady area. Blue forget-me-not flowers are an added bonus in the spring.

Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ PP13859 is a woodland plant that should be grown in shaded areas where the soil is rich and consistently moist. In northern climates, morning sun is acceptable as long as the soil do not dry out. Very little care is needed once Brunnera is established. Old foliage should be cut back in the spring rather than in the fall. The old foliage will help to protect the plant during the winter months. A winter mulch is also recommended. Propagation is by division.

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