Featured Plant

Siberian Bugloss

Native to Turkey, Siberian Bugloss (brunnera macrophylla) is a hardy, herbaceous perennial with fuzzy heart shaped, often variegated foliage. Brunnera macrophylla generally grow 12 to 18 inches tall, and sport clouds of blue blossoms similar to forget-me-nots beginning in mid-May.

Named for Swiss botanist Samuel Brunner, Brunnera macrophylla is hardy to zone 3 and prefers rich, moist soil conditions in a shaded or semi-shaded location. Siberian Bugloss is a low maintenance perennial that works well as a groundcover in a shade garden, and in woodland gardens. Popular varieties include ‘Jack Frost’ which sports mint green foliage with silver frosting, and ‘Variegata’ which features green foliage with creamy white margins.

Both varieties grow in Assiniboine Park in both the English and Leo Mol Sculpture Gardens.

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