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Regional Picks: Plants That Glow – Mid-Atlantic

Fine Gardening – Issue 176



1. ‘Jack Frost’ Brunnera


Name: Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’

Usda Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8

Size: 12 to 18 inches tall and wide

Conditions: Partial shade; moist, well-drained soil

A great alternative to the plain green foliage of the straight species, ‘Jack Frost’ adds a glow to shade with its silver, delicately variegated heart-shaped leaves. Its charming forget-me-not flowers are light blue, appearing in midspring. Plant it as a ground cover, as a lovely addition to a container, or let it naturalize along a stream. Brunnera loves the cool weather and may peter out when heat and humidity arrive. To remedy this problem, tuck it among some longer lasting shade perennials and cut back as needed. It will be as beautiful as ever the following spring.


2. ‘Roseum’ European Cranberrybush


Name: Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: 10 to 12 feet tall and 12 to 14 feet wide

Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist,…

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