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Boraginaceae

Brunnera

BRUN-er-ah
Brunnera macrophylla

Members of this genus are woodland plants valued for their flowers and heart-shaped, groundcovering leaves. Terminal, loose clusters of purple-blue, sometimes white, flowers appear in spring. These plants can take dry summers and wet winters.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsInteresting blue forget-me-not-like flowers. A nice variegated form exists.

CareProvide moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil.

PropagationSow seeds in containers in spring. Divide Brunnera in spring, except B. macrophylla , which should be divided in winter.

ProblemsSlugs.

Species and cultivars

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