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Brunnera ‘Alexander’s Great’

After viewing the photo from Belarus of Alexander holding his arms around this big Brunnera, we were sold! These gigantic plants have heavily silvered leaves and make a dramatic statement in the landscape or use as a dynamic specimen in a container. Lovely spiraled leaf-bases. This is not a hybrid of Brunnera 'Jack Frost'.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 14″ / 30″ / 17″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): April, May

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Common Name

Brunnera

Family

Boraginaceae

Genus

species

macrophylla

Plant Type

Persistence

Deciduous

US Patent #

PP25789

EU Grant #

EU42926

Hardiness Zone

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Growth Habit

Size (HT/W/FL HT)

14" / 30" / 17"

Finish Time

Bloom Time

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Growth Rate

Most Active Growing Season

Flowering Season

Flower Color

Leaf Color

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Soil

Prefers organic soils, must be well drained but moist.

pH

5.5 – 6.8

Exposure

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Special Uses

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Nutritional Needs

50 ppm

Dormancy

Dormant in Winter.

Water (Greenhouse)

Dry moderately between waterings.

Water (Garden)

Moderate, prefers even moisture.

How Different?

Compared to 'Jack Frost', 'Alexander's Great' has much larger leaves and a bigger plant size. It fills a container much faster.

Landscape Value

A wonderful shade accent plant. Use in containers, as a mass planting, or a border.

Finish Time to 4"

6 weeks

Comments

Won the "Too Good to Wait Performer" award at Colorado State University trials 2015. "Top Performer" for 2016 season. 2016 Top Performer Perennial of the Colorado State University.

Grower Notes

Recommend growing under 35% shade cloth during summer months.

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