Members of this genus are woodland plants valued for their flowers and heart-shaped, ground-covering 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 plants in spring, except B. macrophylla, which should be divided in winter.