Siberian bugloss

Brunnera macrophylla 'Betty Bowring'

Siberian bugloss - Brunnera macrophylla  'Betty Bowring'

Common Name: Siberian bugloss
Genus: Brunnera
Species: macrophylla
Cultivar: 'Betty Bowring'

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March & April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained




    A great groundcovering plant for cool spots in the garden. In early spring it sends up sprays of delightfully elegant pure white flowers. These rise on narrow stems which grow taller as the heart-shaped dark green leaves emerge so they never get smothered. If you are lucky and the plant is thriving you may get a second flush of flowers in late summer. The foliage forms good clumps throughout the warmer months which is great for softening the edge of paths or mixing in with other shade-loving plants such as ferns or hostas. It is more tolerant of sun than the variegated varieties but only if it is kept cool with reliable moisture.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide the plant every two or three years in late autumn.

     

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