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Q.Bare Root Size For Alexander’s Great Brunnera

Zone 11703-3916 | Krzjaz added on March 21, 2022 | Answered

Bulb size 1 , what is that measurement equal? Alexander’s Great Brunnera, New to this species of “bare root” What should an acceptable size of Alexander’s Great Brunnera be? Is 1.5 inch twig no root thinner than a pencil considered a size 1 ? or was I ripped off? May be Holland bulbs standard for bare root is different than American standard of other bare roots I have purchased. Spent $15.96 and feel ripped off, is this a typical bare root specimen?

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Answered on March 22, 2022

This seems typical. Some places will be a little more generous, but this is typical. Keep in mind thestate of the world economy, at the moment. Pay attention to where you purchase, and the currency exchange rate. As US currency devalues, and many countries halt the use of the USD, as is happnening now, you may notice that exchange rates for certain areas are highly inflated.

Unfortunately, I have very little advice for that one.

However, once you get this one started, you can divide your own out, each year!

I know it may not be any consolation, but I feel slighted just about any time I purchase a plant, knowing how easy some of them are to produce. It can become worth it, once you have several replicated from your original.

Here is an article to help you to care for your new plant:


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