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Variegated Plants in My Garden

By mcash70
April 21, 2014

Variegated plants add wonderful variety to the garden, and one of the loveliest in my garden is the perennial Jacob's Ladder Brise d’Anjou.

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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Apr 20, 2014 6:10 PM CST
One picture is just as beautiful as the next! I am a sucker for blue flowers, and this one looks like a great one to put under my oak tree. I'll be checking out the garden center for this one. The variegated foliage really is beautiful!
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Apr 20, 2014 7:07 PM CST
Oh that Brise d'Anjou is lovely! Not familiar with that one; have to check it out. Perhaps it might do well here, and I do love blue!
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HollyAnnS
Apr 20, 2014 8:11 PM CST
A favorite of mine, too. Beautiful pictures.
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Apr 20, 2014 8:30 PM CST

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Mine too. Great job Margaret! Others aren't as delicate and distinct as Bris D'anjou. I just wish I could get it to survive here for more than 3 years.
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Name: cheshirekat
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ckatNM
Apr 20, 2014 10:06 PM CST
Thanks for the introduction to the pretty blue flowers. I love them. Will have to keep them in mind when picking out some flowers to go with the love-in-the-mist I want to get some day soon.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Apr 20, 2014 11:00 PM CST
Thanks everyone for your nice comments! I tip my hat to you.

Woffie, it is indeed well worth giving it a try, it's an overall lovely plant. Lovey dubby

Evan, I don't see why it shouldn't last longer than 3 years for you, I see your zone 6, much milder than my 3a, maybe location, too dry or too wet, too much sun or shade?? Shrug!
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springcolor
Apr 20, 2014 11:23 PM CST
Great images. Just love blue flowers, sure goes with most anything. The variegated foliage is just icing on the cake!!! Thumbs up
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Apr 21, 2014 3:57 AM CST
Such a striking plant. Luv it!
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Apr 21, 2014 8:02 AM CST

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I've been trying to figure it out myself Margaret. Soil too acid, heaving, ...? Will keep trying because it's a special plant.
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mcash70
Apr 21, 2014 8:54 AM CST
Thank you Julia and Tee for the nice comments. I tip my hat to you.

Evan, do you mulch your plant? With my plant being under a poplar tree it gets lots of leaf protection, I'm sure that helps it through our long cold winters.
Name: Evan
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Apr 21, 2014 9:01 AM CST

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No mulch. That might help with heaving too. Thanks. My local nursery always gets them in so I'll pick up a couple.
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mcash70
Apr 21, 2014 9:06 AM CST
Good luck with the new plants Evan, may they live long in your garden with the help of a little winter mulch. Thumbs up
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woofie
Apr 21, 2014 9:22 AM CST
Yea! I located some reasonably priced online at a nursery in CA. They'll be perfect in the new flower bed I'm planning. Smiling
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mcash70
Apr 21, 2014 9:51 AM CST
That's great Woofie, I bet your new bed is going to look beautiful, don't forget to post photos. Green Grin!
Name: Charlie
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SunnyBorders
Apr 23, 2014 9:38 AM CST
Love Polemonium caeruleum 'Brise d'Anjou' too, Maragaret.
I particularly like the creaminess (yellow/white) of the "white" part of the leaves.

Have a number of Brunnera macrophylla cultivars, though I think 'Variegata' is the most striking.
I've bought the plants as 'Dawson's White'.
I should start nipping reversions out.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Apr 23, 2014 11:28 AM CST
Thanks Charlie, it is a beautiful plant, and despite the cold spring, it is showing good signs of growth. Hurray!

Good idea to nip the reversions as soon as you see them. Thumbs up

Thank you for the acorn tip, very much appreciated!
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Name: woofie
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woofie
May 1, 2014 2:36 PM CST
Thought I'd do an update on the Brise d'Anjou I ordered. They just arrived today and I'm very pleased! A new supplier for me and I'm quite impressed. The plants look wonderful and were amazingly securely packed. They're small, but so was the price. Hilarious! The company name is Morningsun Herb Farm in Vacaville, CA, in case anyone else is interested.

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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 1, 2014 6:18 PM CST
Woofie, they do look very good, I hope they do well for you. Thumbs up
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
May 2, 2014 4:30 AM CST
Those are nice. I like the pinnate leaves too!
Vickie
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