• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches 12 in. tall, spreading to 24 in. wide; blooms reach 18 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BROO-ner-uh mak-roh-FIL-uh
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly reaches 12 in. tall, spreading to 24 in. wide; blooms reach 18 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Blue
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    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); Columbine (Aquilegia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in cool sites with humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.