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Brunnera macrophylla Alexander's Great (Heartleaf)

Large frosted bright green leaves with crackled veining are covered with tall racemes of tiny blue false forget-me-not flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
1-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Patent Info PP25789

*2020 Perennial of the Year*

An interesting foliage plant for the shade. Chartreuse and lime green foliage in full shade and bright yellow in part sun. Tiny white blooms appear in late summer and are followed by ornamental and inedible purple-black fruit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid-to late summer
3-6 ft tall x 3-6 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer resistant
Attracts birds

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Bright green lacy fronds on red stems. Moderate growth rate.

2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Groundcover
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This is known to be one of the more hardy selection of ferns. Silvery green fronds bear burgundy veins and stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Groundcover
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Puffed-out rose-pink petals with dangling white lips hang delicately from thin branches that are contrasted against blue-green fern-like foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2.5-3 ft tall x 2.5-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone

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Clump-forming leaves that turn from red to black to maroon over the seasons grow below tall dark stems with small white bell-shaped flowers. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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Clump-forming purple-black leaves grow below tall stems with small white bell-shaped flowers. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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Coral pink bell-shaped flowers grow high on red stems above green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms from mid spring to early summer
1-1.25 ft tall x 2 ft wide
HARDY to -30 °F (-34.4 °C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant

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Large frosted dark green leaves with crackled veining are covered with tall racemes of tiny blue forget-me-not type flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
1-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant

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