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Why Plant Brunnera (False Forget Me Not)?

In the spring Brunnera adds a stunning splash of blue to the moist shade garden. They prefer shade, but do grow well if they receive morning sun. The dainty true blue forget me not-like flowers dance above the leaves, which are small at this time. As the flowers fade, cut the flowering stalks to the ground. Soon after the plant will develop larger leaves and, in the case of the fancier cultivars, display beautiful, showy, silver or variegated leaves. Because of the attractive foliage, Brunnera remains an important part of your garden for many months. These plants are extremely deer resistant and grow even better in moist areas. This is one of the few perennial flowers that actually has a true blue flower. In the fall and/or spring remove any dead or unattractive leaves.

Brunnera macrophylla
Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata'
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass'

Image courtesy of  Walters  Gardens Inc.

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Sea Heart’

Image courtesy of  Gardenworld  Inc.

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Heart’

Image courtesy of  Gardenworld  Inc.

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Alexander’s Great’

A much larger Brunnera
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Henry’s Eyes

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