Brunnera problem?

gardenlady48(z5 IL)June 23, 2014

This is my second attempt in the past 5 yrs to grow Brunnera. This one started out great....east exposure, plenty of what???? Darn!!!

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Mine get like that some years; some years (like this one so far) they don't. Doesn't appear to have any impact on the health of the plants despite how ugly it looks. Mine are still showing up where I planted them back in 2007 so I'm just letting them do their (ugly) thing and hoping they eventually stop doing it.

Mine are growing in full shade on the north side of my house. My guess would be they'd perform pretty much the same whether planted on an east side or a north side.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 7:35PM
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gardenlady48(z5 IL)

thank you...I will just clip off the ugly leaves and hope for the best....

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 7:44PM
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laceyvail(6A, WV)

I grow a number of Brunnera, but Jack Frost has never done well for me. Try another cultivar.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 6:26AM
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Here's a thread that may be useful.

Here is a link that might be useful: Thread on Brunnera foliage of various varieties

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 6:58AM
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One small partially browned leaf is a big problem?

I only grow the plain green-leafed unimproved Brunnera and enjoy the long season of blue flowers until mid-spring. Then the foliage disappears (for me) into the general sea of green in the shady border and I don't pay much attention to it, even though dry hot spells eventually cause some leaf edges to brown.

It's a favorite perennial. I like how my one plant has morphed into at least a dozen through reseeding.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 8:48AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

its a recent transplant ...

and from what i see... its the oldest leaves on the plant...

that were sacrificed during transplant shock..

simply remove them ...

after transplant... always focus on the new growth.. if that is growing with vigor.. then it means it settled in.. and going about its business ... yours look fat and happy in this regard ....

never fear.. to remove older leaves ... and when you do.. you should study the plant.. to learn.. how to ID the oldest leaves ... its how they are attached to the base of the plant .. in most cases

now.. if the new growth looked like that... then you would have a problem ... eh??


    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 8:58AM
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gardenlady48(z5 IL)

Ken...u r extremely helpful! Thats the kind if help i look for on this forum. Thank u so much for sharing your knowledge with me.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 12:04PM
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