Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata'
Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||BROO-nair-uh mak-roh-FIL-uh var-ee-GAY-tuh|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, slowly spreading 12 to 15 in. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Accent, Edging, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 9