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Herbaceous Perennial

Brunnera macrophylla 'Emerald Mist'PBR (v)

Siberian bugloss 'Emerald Mist'

A mound-forming, deciduous, rhizomatous herbaceous perennial with heart-shaped silver and dark green foliage and upright stems of small, lightly fragranced light blue flowers which appear in the spring

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Blue Green Grey Silver
Summer Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Boraginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Brunnera are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with large, ovate or heart-shaped basal leaves and sprays of small bright blue flowers in spring

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Best grown in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained. A cool site in partial shade is preferred as leaves will scorch in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by division in early spring or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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