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Brunnera macrophylla

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Siberian bugloss

Brunnera macrophylla
Brunnera macrophylla
Brunnera macrophylla
BRUNNERA MACROPHYLLA
Very useful ground cover for shade. Has bright-blue, forget-me-not flowers in April and May. Large, heart-shaped, green leaves help suppress weeds in summer. Other varieties have foliage striped or spotted with white or cream. I prefer the simple green. Height 45cm. Spread 60cm. (The text here is the property of Gardens Illustrated © 2015.)

Plant care Best grown in moisture-retentive soil in partial shade or full shade. Large clumps can be lifted and divided in early spring or autumn if they outgrow their allotted space.
Pest and diseases Generally problem free, but watch out for slugs and snails.
Comments Will self-seed to cover vacant ground under trees and shrubs.
Scientific family Boraginaceae Special type
Type Herbaceous perennial Origin Europe: Eastern Europe
Lifecycle Deciduous Time to maturity 2-5 years
Garden style Cottage/informal Tropical/jungle Town/courtyard Woodland Position Border Underplanting Ground cover
Awards AGM Features
Wildlife pH Acid Alkaline Neutral
Fragrance Aspect North East West
Exposure Sheltered Growth rate Average
Growth Habit Spreading/creeping Maintenance Little or no maintenance
Health caution Additional use
Spacing cm Planting depth cm
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Flowering
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Soil Clay Loam Chalk Silt Normal
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US hardiness zone 7b (-15c)
Max mature height 45cm
Mature spread 60 cm