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Brunnera

Brunnera

Siberian Bugloss

Handsome and undemanding, this ground cover forms large, tidy basal clumps of long-petioled, broad foliage, and displays charming, vivid blue flowers that begin blooming in early spring and persist through Memorial Day. Preferring some shade and evenly moist organic-rich soil, Brunnera is at home by water’s edge, en masse in the border, or as a filler between newly planted shrubs.

Brunnera macrophylla (P-0040)

Each $8.75

AVAILABLE SUMMER 2019

Lush heart-shaped, 5 in. wide dark green foliage plus wiry branched stems waving tiny intensely blue flowers with yellow eyes beg you to think “forget-me-not”. This solidly colored verdant departure from its variegated cousins brings tasteful leafy texture to shady borders or woodland gardens.

Blooms mid-February–June

Size: 12" – 15" high x 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

Introduced by Terra Nova Nursery in 2013, a stunning, gigantic mass of enormous heart-style silver leaves inscribed with contrasting green veins and margins glorifies this hearty Alexander Zukeivich discovery. Petite, yellow-centered sky-blue flowers held in airy sprays make a charming lighthearted splash above the lucent, well-groomed mound. (pp#25,789)

Blooms mid- February|ndash;June

Size: 15" – 18" high x 2' 0" – 2-1/2' wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

<i>Brunnera macrophylla</i> ‘Dawson|#8217;s White’

Boldly patterned with wide snowy white margins and green centers, ‘Dawson’s White’ fashions a striking variegation that is further heightened by its endearing, forget-me-not–like azure-blue flowers. A shimmering addition for the shadows, this Brunnera needs protection from too much sun plus hot dry wind.

Blooms mid-February|#8211;June

Size: 15" high x 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

<i>Brunnera macrophylla</i> ‘Hadspen Cream’

Not all variegated plants can boast the sophisticated beauty displayed by this British introduction’s lovely foliage. It features felted, heart-shaped, pale green leaves, each emarginated with an irregular, rich cream-colored swath. Delicate sprays of starry blue flowers dance above on graceful stems, offering a soothing yet vibrant presence in a shady spot.

Blooms mid-February–June.

Size: 15" high x 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

<i>Brunnera macrophylla</i> ‘Jack Frost’

Awash in a mercury-like effulgence, broad heart-shaped leaves are etched by light green veins creating a dramatic crackled-ceramic pattern. ‘Jack Frost’s silvery persona offsets bronze, green and gold foliage, while sky-blue flowers add a playful lift. This refined Walters Gardens’ introduction originated from a ‘Langtrees’s sport and promises to furnish the darker alcoves of your garden with luminous accents. (pp#13859)

Blooms mid-February|#8211;June

Size: 12" – 15" high x 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Wings’ (P-1509)

Each $10.00

AVAILABLE FALL 2019

Encompassing each pewter-veiled leaf, a thin white margin illuminates this exceptional Brunnera ‘Langtrees’s sport introduced by Naylor Creek Gardens. Ample-sized, widely heart-shaped foliage has a central gray-green swath that separates the distinctive variegation and, in combination with the outlined edge, creates a winglike appearance. Tidy, vigorous and burn-resistant, the stylish gray frosted clump entertains plentiful clusters of long lasting, small wedgewood blue flowers. (pp#13706)

Blooms mid-February – June.

Size: 12" – 15" high x 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

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Our featured plant: Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Honey Angels’

Colorful Crocosmias, Be Awed by your August garden, Saturday Strolls!

Click here to view our Late August 2019 Newsletter!

Colorful Crocosmias!

Crocosmias pack a punch of late summer color as our gardens transition into autumn. Their clustered tubular flowers populate the ends of gracefully arching spikes, which emerge from handsome sword-like foliage. Ranging from yellow, peach and orange to fiery red, their prismatic shades look exceptional with white flowering perennials such as Phlox ‘David’, Selinum wallichianum and Aster ‘Bridal Veil’, as well as the blue blossoms of Aconitum, Agapanthus ‘Storm Cloud’ or Aster ‘Twilight’. For fun you could create a hot border, blending them with Kniphofia, Helenium, Salvia and even other Crocosmia, plus be sure to include some in your next bouquet. Commonly referred to as Montbretia and hardy to Zone 6, they appreciate, good drainage, adequate water and some shade in scorching summer sun. Please feel free to check out our extensive collection of Crocosmia cultivars in the perennial section of our online catalog.

YES, it’s possible to be in awe of your late August garden….

At this point in the season, some areas in our gardens may appear a tad worn or lackluster. If you haven’t already done so, you may wish to cut back a few tired looking perennials, such as the Nepetas or Geraniums, so you can enjoy a fresh flourish of growth plus more blooms. Adequate moisture and an additional application of compost will also ensure late summer vigor. Incorporating plants that provide a bounty of flowers and alluring leaves in August and September helps buoy our spirits, and hopefully even inspire a little awe as we approach fall. Though the plants featured in this newsletter either promote a bold statement or possess more refined aspects, they equally caught my eye and made me pause to take a closer look. Perhaps they’ll spark a wondrous moment for you as well. All of us Digging Dog plant wranglers wish you Happy Digging!

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