Brunnera Betty Bowring
Brunnera Betty Bowring
Brunnera Betty Bowring
Brunnera Betty Bowring
Brunnera Betty Bowring
Brunnera Betty Bowring
Brunnera Betty Bowring

Brunnera Betty Bowring
Free Gift

"Siberian Bugloss"


Great for shade

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Less appealing to
slugs and snails

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK


Brunnera 'Betty Bowring' is a fabulous herbaceous perennial, forming a clump up to 45cm high, and a little more across. It produces broad sprays of small, white, delicate-looking star-shaped flowers. Technically, this plant is listed as flowering in April and May; in reality, however, it frequently flowers as early as February and as late as June. The blooms make a dramatic contrast to the large, heart-shaped, mid- to deep green leaves on long stalks. These leaves are every bit as attractive as the flowers. The flowers rise on narrow stems, which grow taller as the leaves emerge, so they never get smothered. You may even get a second flush of flowers in late summer.

Brunnera macrophylla 'Betty Bowring' produces nectar-rich flowers, so it is a great attraction for early-flying bees. The foliage forms good clumps throughout the warmer months, which is great for softening the edges of paths, or mixing in with other shade-loving plants, such as Hosta, Pulmonaria and Lamium. This white-flowering Siberian bugloss is more tolerant of sun than some varieties, but only if grown in a moisture-retentive soil.


White flowers
Mid- to deep green leaves


45 cm / 18"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Brunnera macrophylla 'Betty Bowring'

Light requirements:

Full sun / part shade / full shade

Soil moisture:

Any soil, well-drained





  • Plant your Brunnera in spring or autumn, in beds, borders or patio containers
  • Set plants 30-45cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated while in growth
  • Feed plants with a general fertiliser in early spring
  • Remove the faded flower-heads after flowering
  • Your Brunnera may be lifted and divided after two or three years, in autumn
  • Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 1 March 2022
    You can expect your order in March 2022
  • Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2022
    You can expect your order in April 2022
  • Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

    See our full shipping & delivery schedule

Perfect partners

Our promises


We supply top size bulbs

Because we represent a Dutch bulb-growing family with a proud heritage that goes back for four generations, we're not about to spoil our top reputation with undersized bulbs. Expect top size bulbs. Always.

We supply top size bulbs


UK's biggest selection

We offer UK's biggest ever selection of amazing flower bulbs online, including lots of unique bulb varieties you won’t get anywhere else. We just love being able to provide you with an incredible choice of top-quality bulbs – it’s what we’re best at.

UK's biggest selection


Grown by the best growers

The best flower bulbs are grown in the Netherlands, where facilities and weather conditions are perfect to ensure premium quality and strong flower bulbs. We cooperate with the best bulb growers to supply world class flower bulbs.

Grown by the best growers


We care about our planet

We help you to reduce waste by using recyclable packaging whenever we are able. Enjoy receiving your bags and boxes of bulbs with a clear conscience and pass the benefits forward by sorting the used packaging materials into your recycling bins.

We care about our planet

©2022 Farmer Gracy Ltd •  All rights reserved

©2022 Farmer Gracy Ltd •  All rights reserved  •  Farmer Gracy Limited is registered in the United Kingdom: #11663775  •  Farmer Gracy® and its logo are registered trademarks of Farmer Gracy Ltd