Variegated Plants in My Garden: Try Brunnera Macrophylla "Jack Frost"

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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: Peter
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Cantillon
Apr 21, 2014 2:57 PM CST
I think if you go for a stable variety you may get closer to your objective of variegation. I have had this for some years and there is no reversion. The leaf is very attractive, and the flowers are the same as the standard Brunnera.

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Peter


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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Apr 21, 2014 4:07 PM CST
Peter, thank you for your suggestion of Jack Frost, that's a good looking plant you have there. I tip my hat to you.
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Cantillon
Apr 23, 2014 3:45 AM CST
Hi Margaret,

Very healthy , no disease, and usually gives me one extra seedling a year within about twenty feet of the parent, so good for giving to a friend as well. It is more lovely even than the photo suggests.

Kind regards,

Peter I tip my hat to you.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Apr 23, 2014 11:36 AM CST
Peter, I am sure those friends that received the seedlings were very happy indeed. Thumbs up
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Cantillon
Apr 24, 2014 2:35 AM CST
Hi Margaret,

One of the great by-products of gardening is having a supply of free plants that you can give away. People are delighted to get them and you have the pleasure of growing them in the first place. What a great hobby, habit, obsession. I photographed a variegated agapanthus for you yesterday. I will track down the name, but it has a beautiful light caught in it.

Kind regards,

Peter

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Apr 24, 2014 3:49 AM CST
Margaret....I would recommend Jack Frost also. I have several plants and all have been stable.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Apr 24, 2014 9:00 AM CST
Thank you Peter, that is a very nice plant, does it spread much? I tip my hat to you.

Paul, your Jack Frost looks great, maybe I will give that cultivar a try. Thumbs up
Name: Peter
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Cantillon
Apr 24, 2014 9:23 AM CST


Hi Margaret, nope doesn't spread at all. After three years still one foot by one foot, by one foot tall. Very well behaved and stays put.

Kind regards,

Peter
Name: Peter
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Cantillon
Apr 24, 2014 10:52 AM CST


Very nice photograph Paul, you should send it in to the database for an acorn or two.
Peter I tip my hat to you.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Apr 24, 2014 12:24 PM CST
Peter, Paul probably added it already, he adds many images to the database on a regular basis. Thumbs up
Name: Vanessa
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Apr 26, 2014 1:17 AM CST
I have the Jack Frost Brunnera, and the leaves are beautiful, however it has never once flowered for me. Can anyone suggest why? It is in a dryish shady site under a large apple tree.
Name: Peter
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Cantillon
Apr 26, 2014 2:37 AM CST


Hi Vanessa,

Mine is in a south facing bed and flowers its silly head off. I also have a regular brunnera in a north facing bed and it flowers away as well so it is probably to do with moisture. Neither are shaded though. Perhaps the tree is taking the moisture and providing more shade than is wanted. There can't be any other reason. Does the plant look well and have a healthy glow with undamaged leaves?

Peter I tip my hat to you.
Name: Peter
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Cantillon
Aug 11, 2014 1:31 PM CST
Good afternoon Margaret,

Here are a couple more variegated plants for your garden, I came across them recently and thought about yourself.

This is Hebe addenda "Katrina"

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and this is called Alstroemeria "Rock and Roll".

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Kind regards,

Peter I tip my hat to you.

Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Aug 11, 2014 4:29 PM CST
Peter, that was kind of you to think of me when you found those lovely plants. I tip my hat to you. I really like both, sadly they would not survive in my zone 3a garden. Sad


Margaret

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