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Brunnera macrophylla - 'Looking Glass'

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Spring), Variegated green-silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Brunnera macrophylla - Cultivation Notes

This woodland herbaceous plant requires a deep fertile soil in dappled shade. Ideally suited as a spreading ground cover under trees, dig in plenty of compost before planting and mulch with leaf mould every few years.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Brunnera macrophylla:

  • Suitable for container growing

Weaknesses of Brunnera macrophylla

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Brunnera macrophylla:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
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Common Missspellings: Brunera, Brewnera, Brunara, Brunaria, Brewnara