Perennials forum: Brunnera 'Alexander's Great'

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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Oct 28, 2013 2:20 PM CST

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I saw this on Terra Nova Nursery's Facebook page and just had to share it. This is amazing looking. I might have to try this one. It's HUGE!

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Oct 28, 2013 2:47 PM CST
It's beautiful. I agree Thumbs up
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Oct 28, 2013 3:23 PM CST

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I want one, but I want it to thrive. I have 'Jack Frost' and it just barely lives. LOL.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Oct 28, 2013 6:50 PM CST
I am on the edge of the zone so I will not try them. It is pretty but there are other things less worry-some. How about strawberry begonias, They tolerate a lot more heat.



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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Oct 28, 2013 6:59 PM CST

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I like those too. I tip my hat to you.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Oct 28, 2013 7:09 PM CST
Me too! Hurray!
Susan

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 29, 2013 6:11 AM CST
Thanks for this info, Clint. I come from a long line of Alexanders and collect plants with the name.
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Oct 29, 2013 7:05 AM CST

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That's awesome!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 29, 2013 9:21 AM CST
I agree. :)
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Oct 29, 2013 10:27 AM CST
WOW I have a Jack Frost that gets big but not that big.Thanks Clint,I'll check them out.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Oct 29, 2013 11:57 AM CST
If I could get it to live but I can't even get Jack Frost to live.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Oct 29, 2013 5:31 PM CST
I have been checking into these Painted Begonia's or Rex Begonia. They are mostly hardy in zone 9-11 and the foliage is stunning. I am thinking about maybe growing a few next year as an annual if I can get a few at a good price.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/129678/

http://www.neilsperry.com/articles/2013/06/25/from-the-sperr...


Susan

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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Oct 29, 2013 8:07 PM CST
My 'Jack Frost is almost that big...in my new shade garden. Before, when planted on the north side of the house they barely stayed alive. Too much hot morning sun on the north side...now they are happy. Even in zone 8, much to my surprise. I keep that new shady garden well-watered, especially in the heat of the summer.
Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Oct 29, 2013 10:55 PM CST

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I think this one is supposed to be huge by nature. It should be even bigger than the Jack Frost variety. We will find out soon.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Oct 30, 2013 3:36 AM CST
Thanks Evelyn for the advice. I am thinking at this point that I will just go ahead and try one if it worked for you. I have some very nice shade on the south side of house and there are birch trees so the temps under the trees are always a whole 20° cooler than inside the fence, of course the hostas are there but these would make good companion plants I think.
By the way, I looked at Google images and Brunnera 'Alexander's Great' is not that blue. As usual Terra Nova cannot stay away from the Photo Shopping. Whistling (I still want one!)
Susan

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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Oct 30, 2013 6:09 PM CST
I'm at the library where I have a speedy connection, so here it is...
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Oct 30, 2013 6:15 PM CST
Beautiful!! Lovey dubby Hurray! Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Oct 30, 2013 6:23 PM CST
Oh, thank you so much!! *Blush* Lovey dubby

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