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Siberian bugloss

Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass'

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This brunnera cultivar has a silvery, heart-shaped leaves that are mostly everygreen. Delicate blue flowers emerge in spring. Drought tolerant once established, ‘Looking Glass’ brunnera requires little watering and is fairly resistant to pests. This cultivar grows to a little more than a foot tall and almost as wide. Use it in a woodland or shade garden, in a container, or at waterside. -Sylvia Matlock, Regional Picks: Northwest, Fine Gardening issue #127

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSilvery leaves and blue flowers that resemble forget-me-not.

CareGrow in part to full shade and moist, well-drained, humusy soil.

PropagationDivide plants or start seeds in a cold frame in early spring, or take root cuttings in winter.

ProblemsUsually problem-free.

  • Genus : Brunnera
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers, Shade
  • Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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