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Replacing impatiens bed with perennials

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For 20+ years I have planted 3 rows of white impatiens in front of our deck which is very shaded. I love the brightness of the white against the green foliage and wood background. But I'm thinking it's time to make it easier and cheaper (in the long run) by planting perennials.

After considering my options, I'm leaning now toward planting a variety of Brunnera, either Jack Frost or Looking Glass. I do really like the veining in Jack Frost, although the white isn't very bright and I wonder if I'd be disappointed in the overall effect. I have never seen Looking Glass, but I'm wondering if it might be *too* white with no green foliage and little veining for contrast.

I'll attach a photo of the current scene.


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