Brunnera macrophylla 'Dawson's White'
Siberian bugloss (syn. 'Variegata')
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A pretty groundcover plant for the front of a border or for moist, shady areas under the canopy of deciduous trees. Large, mid-green, heart-shaped leaves edged with cream appear in early spring, followed by sprays of tiny, bright blue flowers like forget-me-nots. For the best variegation, a sheltered, shady site is essential. Although it prefers moist conditions, brunnera will tolerate dry soil once established.
- Garden care: Cut back to the base of the plant any stems with leaves that revert to plain green. Lift and divide the plant every two or three years in late autumn.
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