Scientific Name: Brunnera macrophylla
Common Name: Siberian bugloss
Family Name: Boraginaceae
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Spreading
Form: Mounded, Oval - horizontal
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Attract beneficial insects, Container planting, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Rugose, Pubescent, Ovate, Sinuate
Flowers: Cyme, Blue, Apr-May
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal, heart-shaped, most blades 8-20cm long x 6-15cm wide, light green, common cultivars with interveinal white variegation (B. 'Jack Frost'), or veins and margin are dark green with a wide band of white variegation on the margin (B. 'Dawson’s White'), silver-dominated foliage with contrasting thin green veins (B. 'Silver Heart'); florets like forget-me-nots, about 1cm wide, 5 blue petals with whitish centre ring where they're fused, central dark spot hides the other flower parts, Apr.-May.