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Siberian Bugloss, False Forget-Me-Not, Perennial Forget-Me-Not
Brunnera macrophylla 'Emerald Mist'

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Brunnera (BROO-ner-uh) (Info)
Species: macrophylla (mak-roh-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Emerald Mist
Additional cultivar information:(PP20460)
Hybridized by Kwantes
Registered or introduced: 2008
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Mottled

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Susanville, California

Kimmell, Indiana

Rochdale, Massachusetts

Holland, Michigan

Hopkins, Minnesota

North Walpole, New Hampshire

Brockport, New York

Buffalo, New York

Jamestown, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Olympia, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 16, 2011, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

The variegated leaves and lighter blue flowers on Emerald Mist are just stunning. This is an early bloomer in Minnesota and it is such a welcome sight in the spring. This is a solid performing perennial for any shade garden. The foliage remains very attractive all season. I suggest wearing gloves if you have to handle this plant; the leaves are rather thistle-like. Update spring 2012: love it even more. I've had difficulty finding this variety, and I'm frustrated because I want more of them.

Positive

On Jun 22, 2009, shadydame from North Walpole, NH (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have 2 cultivars, 'Hadspen Creme' and 'Looking Glass' growing in 2 different spots in my garden. These plants have become a staple, as they are some of the first plants to come up in the spring, and they are some of the most beautiful! I love the dainty blue flowers, and the foliage is lovely. These are low-maintenance plants, and I have never had any pest or disease problems with them. I highly suggest them as a wonderful addition to any garden!