Siberian bugloss

Brunnera macrophylla 'Dawson's White' (syn. 'Variegata')

Siberian bugloss - Brunnera macrophylla  'Dawson's White'  (syn. 'Variegata')

Common Name: Siberian bugloss
Genus: Brunnera
Species: macrophylla
Cultivar: 'Dawson's White' (syn. 'Variegata')

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

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: Green, CreamFlowering Period: April & May

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




    A pretty groundcover plant for the front of a border or for moist shady areas under the canopy of deciduous trees. Large mid-green heart-shaped leaves edged with cream appear in early spring followed by sprays of tiny bright blue flowers like forget-me-nots. For the best variegation a sheltered shady site is essential. Although it prefers moist conditioins Brunnera will tolerate dry soil once established.

  • Garden care: Cut back to the base of the plant any stems with leaves that revert to plain green. Lift and divide the plant every two or three years in late autumn.


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