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Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian bugloss)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Brunnera macrophylla

Other names

Siberian bugloss, Great forget-me-not , Anchusa myosotidiflora

Genus

Brunnera Brunnera

Species

B. macrophylla - B. macrophylla is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump. It has broad sprays of small, clear blue flowers, and large heart-shaped, long stalked-leaves.


Brunnera macrophylla is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Cut stems and leaves down to the ground in spring rather than autumn to protect the crown during winter.

Propagation

Divide and replant roots of crowded clumps in early spring. Grow from root cuttings in a cold frame and plant the rooted cuttings in a nursery bed in early summer and replant the hardier plants later in the year.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings


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Where to grow

Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian bugloss) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in moisture retentive, free draining soil in a cool shaded position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Brunnera macrophylla

Other names

Siberian bugloss, Great forget-me-not , Anchusa myosotidiflora

Genus

Brunnera Brunnera

Species

B. macrophylla - B. macrophylla is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump. It has broad sprays of small, clear blue flowers, and large heart-shaped, long stalked-leaves.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Cut stems and leaves down to the ground in spring rather than autumn to protect the crown during winter.

Propagation

Divide and replant roots of crowded clumps in early spring. Grow from root cuttings in a cold frame and plant the rooted cuttings in a nursery bed in early summer and replant the hardier plants later in the year.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian bugloss) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in moisture retentive, free draining soil in a cool shaded position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian bugloss)

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Brunnera macrophylla

(06/06/2011)

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