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Brunnera macrophylla ‘Looking Glass’ (Siberian Bugloss)

Siberian Bugloss 'Looking Glass', Heartleaf Brunnera 'Looking Glass', False Forget-Me-Not 'Looking Glass'

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Glowing in the shade garden, award-winner Brunnera macrophilla ‘Looking Glass’ features large, heart-shaped, shimmering silver leaves, up to 5 in. wide (12 cm), edged and veined with green. Clouds of tiny, pale blue, airy flowers appear in spring. The basal foliage forms a dense and lush mound, which remains attractive throughout the entire growing season. This sport of award-winner Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ features more silvery leaves and less green veining than its parent.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Clump-forming, this deciduous perennial grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 18 in. wide (45 cm). Slowly spread by creeping rhizomes to form a thick ground cover.
  • 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.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Boraginaceae
Genus Brunnera
Common names Brunnera, Siberian Bugloss
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 18"
(30cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Ponds And Streams, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Brunnera ‘Silver Charm’ (Siberian Bugloss)
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Alexander’s Great’ (Siberian Bugloss)
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Diane’s Gold’ (Siberian Bugloss)
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ (Siberian Bugloss)
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Variegata’ (Siberian Bugloss)

Recommended Companion Plants

Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ (Coral Bells)
Carex elata ‘Aurea’ (Bowles’ Golden Sedge)
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley)
Astrantia major ‘Roma’ (Great Masterwort)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Boraginaceae
Genus Brunnera
Common names Brunnera, Siberian Bugloss
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 18"
(30cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Ponds And Streams, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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Do I Need?
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