That's the thing Frillylily - my brunneras were so pretty for a couple of years and then *poof* they were gone. The replacements didn't make it overwinter.
, funny you should mention pulmonarias Cindy - I have a couple and think they might be the right replacement - although Mrs. Moon did not appear this year either. The Foilage is my goal. I may try the Hakone grass and see how I like i - doesn't really compare though.
I wonder if because I planted the replacements in the fall if that is the reason for the disappearance this year. Although I found the tiny anemone leaves today and it was planted at the same time in the same garden/similar conditions. A Mystery!