Brunnera macrophylla
Brunnera macrophylla
Brunnera macrophylla
Brunnera macrophylla
Brunnera macrophylla
Brunnera macrophylla

Brunnera macrophylla

"Siberian bugloss"

Brunnera macrophylla

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Description

Commonly known as either Siberian bugloss or False Forget-me-not, Brunnera macrophylla is a valuable herbaceous perennial, forming a clump up to 45cm high, and a little more across. It produces broad sprays of small, intense-blue, 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. Along with the blooms come the large, heart-shaped, mid- to deep green leaves on long stalks. These leaves are every bit as attractive as the flowers, and look great planted next to other front-of-border foliage plants, including Hosta, Pulmonaria and Lamium.

Brunnera macrophylla is perfect for clothing moist, shady areas of the garden. In fact, it makes excellent groundcover, and mass plantings in flower are a spectacular sight. It looks very natural, at home in a wild, naturalistic garden, yet it is also highly ornamental, making it a must-have plant for either a formal garden with a herbaceous border, or a smaller mixed cottage-style plot. It is hugely versatile.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Brunnera macrophylla

  • Flower colour

    Blue

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full shade
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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