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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

Common Name Brunnera
Family Boraginaceae
species macrophylla
Plant Type
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP25789
EU Grant # EU42926
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Size (HT/W/FL HT) 14" / 30" / 17"
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Soil Prefers organic soils, must be well drained but moist.
pH 5.5 - 6.8
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Nutritional Needs 50 ppm
Dormancy 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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