True blue for spring!
Brunnera or Siberian Bugloss is one of my favourite all time perennials. It is fairly uncommon and deserves to be planted a lot more than it is! It is a reliable, easy care perennial and once established will pop up year after year. Low clumps of heart shaped leaves grow to about 12” tall and wide and produce upright, airy sprays of true blue forget-me-not type flowers.
A versatile perennial favourite, will grown in sun and or shade!
One of the great features of this plant is that it will grow in a variety of conditions, from full shade, part shade to full sun, although I find it does do better in a little shade. It flowers from May to July, although the foliage mounds look great all year. Brunnera comes either with plain green foliage or in variegated forms – such as Jack Frost, shown in the photo. The variegated types are really stunning, with green and silver patterned foliage – ensure you plant them at the front of the bed where they will be seen. Plant in groups of 3 or more for the best effect.