Lighting up any shady corners of the garden, Brunnera Macrophilla 'Variegata' (Siberian Bugloss) features large, heart-shaped, deep green leaves splashed with creamy white and clouds of tiny, pale blue, airy flowers in mid-late spring. Resembling hostas, the basal foliage forms a dense and lush mound, which remains attractive throughout the entire growing season.
- Clump-forming, this deciduous perennial slowly spreads by creeping rhizomes and grows up to 12-18 in. tall and wide (30-45 cm).
- Fairly resilient to most pests and diseases, deer and rabbit resistant and is easy to care for.
- A part shade or full shade lover, it thrives in organically rich, moist and well-drained soils. Dry soils to be avoided! A cool site in partial shade or shade is preferred.
- A remarkably low-maintenance plant, this excellent performer may be used as a specimen plant or massed as a ground cover. Perfect for beds and borders, banks and slopes or underplanting shrubs and roses.
- Deadhead after flowering if self-seeding is not desired.
- Pruning is essential for good looks and health. Promptly remove unsightly foliage, whether damaged from sun, drought, or pests.