Siberian bugloss

Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass'

Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
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Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass')
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Synonyms:  Anchusa myosotidiflora
Genus:  Brunnera
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 Characteristics:  Silvery leaves and blue flowers that resemble forget-me-not.
Care:  Grow in part to full shade and moist, well-drained, humusy soil.
Propagation:  Divide plants or start seeds in a cold frame in early spring, or take root cuttings in winter.
Problems:  Usually problem-free.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Runs
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Island Paradise
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Waterside
Style
Woodland Garden,
Shade
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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