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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

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:

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ms_greenjeans 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 shadydame 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!


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

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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