• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growth 12-18 inches tall, slowly spreading 12-15 inches wide.
    Key Feature:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BROO-ner-uh mak-roh-FIL-uh
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growth 12-18 inches tall, slowly spreading 12-15 inches wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Flower color:Blue
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasA delicate beauty for shaded spaces beneath tree groves and copses. Bright filler for shaded exposures in foundation planting. Solves problems by covering weed producing ground beneath large shrubs that have lost their skirt foliage. Particularly lovely in speckled shade beneath white lattice arbors and structures. Casual appearance resembles wildflowers in wild gardens and casual habitat plantings.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in humus-rich, well-drained soils. Prefers cool sites with consistent moisture. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
  • History & Lore
    An Old World perennial that falls into the Boraginaceae with many well known herbs. This species is native to the Caucasus and western Siberia. The genus was classified by the Russian botanist, Christian von Steven and named for a Swiss botanist. Species was given by the Arnold Arboretum's Ivan Murray Johnson.
    Brunnera is so like traditional forget-me-not that it once shared the same genus, Myosotis. It has jumped continents to naturalize in some parts of North America.


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