Siberian bugloss

Brunnera macrophylla

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla)
BRUN-er-ah mak-roe-FIL-lah
Synonyms:  Anchusa myosotidiflora
Genus:  Brunnera

This woodland plant is valued for its flowers and groundcovering leaves. Terminal clusters of delicate blue flowers appear in spring. 

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Forget-me-not, bright blue flowers dance above nicely shaped, rough deep-green foliage.

Care: 

Prefers moderately fertile, and moist, well-drained soil.

Propagation: 

Sow seeds in container in spring; divide in winter.

Problems: 

Slugs.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Island Paradise
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers
Style
Cottage Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

Brunnera macrophylla