Sprays of small blue forget-me-not flowers adorn Brunnera macrophylla from April until June giving a light frothiness to shady areas of the garden. With attractive mid to deep green heart-shaped lightly hairy leaves, Brunnera macrophylla looks good at the front of borders planted with spring bulbs and other plants grown for their leaf markings such as Lamium and Epimedium.
Brunnera, also known as the great forget-me-not, are hardy rhizomatous herbaceous perennials quite at home growing in dappled shade and are generally used to great effect as ground cover planting under deciduous trees and shrubs. They grow to a height of around 30cm and are native to woodland and mountainous forest areas of Eastern Europe and North West Asia.
Brunnera are predominantly grown for their wonderfully heart-shaped variegated leaves and distinctive leaf markings. The ‘forget-me-not’ type blue flowers add a light frothiness to spring borders and the leaves continue to look fantastic throughout the growing season.
Brunneras prefer to be grown away from direct sunlight and in dappled shade with a good humus rich soil. Ideal conditions where they grow naturally are a cool spot with moist air so ideal in most of the UK and an especially good plant to have in a ‘difficult to grow’ area of the garden. In fact, once established, Brunnera can cope with periods of drought, making this a great choice for almost every garden.
Remove flower stalks as they fade and the decaying leaves in autumn to keep the plant looking tidy. The plant can be lifted and divided every 3/4 years in late autumn.
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Brand: Brookside Nursery
Supplied as: 1 Bare Root
Eventual Height: 30cm (12")
Position: Sun or Partial Shade
Primary Flower Colour: Blue
Plant Type: Hardy Perennial
Flowering Period: April - June