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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
US Patent # PP25789
EU Grant # EU42926
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Dormancy Winter
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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.
Most Active Growing Season
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 14" / 30" / 17"
Soil (Garden) (Garden) Prefers organic Soil (Garden)s, must be well drained but moist.
Water (Garden) Moderate, prefers even moisture.
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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.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
EC 0.5 – 0.7
pH 5.5 – 6.8
Fertility Needs 50 ppm
Notes Recommend growing under 35% shade cloth during summer months.
Finish Time to 4″ 5 – 6 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 8 – 10 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
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