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Gold variegated Brunnera


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Betty 04-Oct-06 04:27 PM EST 4   
Michelle. L.04-Oct-06 07:20 PM EST 5a   
Shari06-Oct-06 01:33 PM EST 6   
09-Oct-06 06:50 PM EST 5a   
Betty10-Oct-06 07:44 PM EST 4   
Shari11-Oct-06 12:52 PM EST 6   


Subject: Gold variegated Brunnera
From: Betty (Betty@Floralandhardy.ca)
Zone: 4
Date: 04-Oct-06 04:27 PM EST

Hi - this is my first time posting here, and it was suggested to me by a magazine editor. I'd love to know how many gardeners would be interested in a Golden Variegated Brunnera if I were to market one? It appears soon after the snow melts, or about mid to end of April, the first leaves a green and chartreuse colour. By the start of June, sprays of blue forget-me-not like flowers hover over the tidy clump of foliage. As these fade, new and brighter gold, green and cream leaves appear, each leaf a different pattern: this pattern has been found to be perfectly stable and plants do not revert: the plant continues to produce new foliage till winter shuts it down. It has been found, like other cultivars of Brunnera, to be wonderfully free of diseases and not at all popular with chewing insects. Compared with the seven other variegated cultivars in the garden, next to Hadspen Cream it is the best for keeping up appearances in late Fall and appears to be the only one, by October, to be still growing new leaves. It's really quite lovely, and I have yet to discover another like it anywhere except GORDANO GOLD that is available as a rare plant in the UK. what do you think?


Subject: RE: Gold variegated Brunnera
From: Michelle. L.
Zone: 5a
Date: 04-Oct-06 07:20 PM EST

I myself would be VERY intrested in such a plant.. love the golden foliage part and I have 2 Brunnera's and love even more the forget me not blue flowers... mix that with the golden foliage and WOW!! This would make a great plant even better!!


Subject: RE: Gold variegated Brunnera
From: Shari (sharishabits@telus.net)
Zone: 6
Date: 06-Oct-06 01:33 PM EST

Hi Betty, your Brunnera sounds gorgeous. I would be interested in it as well although my shady spots are limited right now. I'm sure I can find a place for it right now, it sounds like a winner.

Good luck and please let me know when you're ready to market. I will send you an email with my contact info.


Subject: RE: Gold variegated Brunnera
From:
Zone: 5a
Date: 09-Oct-06 06:50 PM EST

Hi Betty,I would be very interested in your Brunnera.E-mail me back if you have some for sale.Thanks Donna


Subject: RE: Gold variegated Brunnera
From: Betty (Betty@Floralandhardy.ca)
Zone: 4
Date: 10-Oct-06 07:44 PM EST

Hi Donna, yes I have four plants for sale now, but with all the frosts already, i am thinking perhaps we should leave them in the ground until spring - or do you think it is going to be good enough weather now to have enough time to grow good roots? i know they need to vernalize - probably they need to be settled in pretty nicely first though, don't they? what do you think for where you are? B


Subject: RE: Gold variegated Brunnera
From: Shari (sharishabits@telus.net)
Zone: 6
Date: 11-Oct-06 12:52 PM EST

Betty, in my zone we still have some time I believe. I would take one of your plants now. Shari


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