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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' and 'Variegata'

 
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' and 'Variegata'
Common name false forget-me-not
Family boraginaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue (April-May)
Size 12"
Light part-full shade

'Jack Frost' has handsomely silvered leaves on this cultivar, with lots of pastel-blue flowers in mid-spring. I got it one spring at the HPS/MAG plant sale, and was impressed with its leaves. When it got to the stage of the photo above, I was a little disappointed, even as pretty as the leaves and flowers were - I remembered the foliage being more impressive. But sure enough, just as the flowers were fading, the plant started producing the much larger leaves I recalled. More recently, we acquired a variety simply named 'Variegata', which has quite a different look – perhaps not as refined as Jack Frost, but very nice in its own way.

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' and 'Variegata'
By mid-August, the leaves are a bit tattered, but the plant still has great presence
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'Variegata'
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' and 'Variegata'
Like 'Jack Frost', 'Variegata' develops large leaves after flowering.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: shade garden, back yard island, sale plot

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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