• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate growth 12 to 18 inches tall , 12 to 15 inches wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Groundcover
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BROO-ner-uh mak-roh-FIL-uh
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growth 12 to 18 inches tall , 12 to 15 inches wide.
    Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Blue
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    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 PlantsThis groundcover is ideal for beneath Nuccio's Bella Rossa Camellia, (Camellia japonica 'Nuccio Bella Rossa'), Marge Miller Camellia, (Camellia sasanqua 'Marge Miller') and cold hardy Winter's Fire Ice Angels Camellia, (Camellia hybrid 'Winter's Fire'). It's exceptional with Black Tulip Magnolia, (Magnolia x soulangiana 'JURmag1) and Wolf Eyes Dogwood, (Cornus kousa 'Wolf Eyes')
  • Care
    Care Information
    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 to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.
    Lore:
    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.