Genus: Siberian bugloss

Brunnera

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Siberian bugloss (Brunnera)
BRUN-er-ah
Boraginaceae
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 characteristics:  Interesting blue forget-me-not-like flowers. A nice variegated form exists.
Care:  Provide moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil.
Propagation: 

Sow seeds in containers in spring. Divide <em>Brunnera</em> in spring, except <em>B. macrophylla</em> , which should be divided in winter.

Problems: 

Slugs.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Brunnera

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Brunnera macrophylla
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Langtrees'
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass'