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Brunnera - better value than forget-me-nots?

Brunnera 'Jack Frost' in flower

When I take pots of Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' to market, I often get asked by customers whether they are 'Forget-me-Nots' as they see the sky blue flowers which are very similar in form - an easy mistake to make.

I would argue that Brunnera 'Jack Frost' is a far better value plant than a Mysotis or Forget-me-not as it has the attractive blue flowers in Spring, but also very useful and decorative foliage which comes up as it is flowering, and continues until the end of the year.  You could easily argue that B. 'Jack Frost' is primarily grown for its silver patterned leaves rather than its flowers.  The leaves of Mysotis are far less worthy of attention.

 

 

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