Siberian bugloss

Brunnera macrophylla Siberian bugloss

Siberian bugloss is native to the Caucasus (Georgia) and Turkey. It is also known as great forget-me-not, false forget-me-not, largeleaf brunnera or heartleaf. Several cultivars of this popular garden perennial are available, with white flowers or silvery leaves.

Brunnera macrophylla Jack Frost
Brunnera macrophylla “Jack Frost” is a cultivar with silvery leaves.

Brunnera macrophylla blooms from April to June and can grow to a height of 30 to 50 centimeters. It spreads by seed and short runners.

Brunnera macrophylla

Siberian bugloss in the garden

The Siberian bugloss grows best in a semi-shady to shady spot with evenly moist soil. The soil should be sandy-loamy or rich in humus.

It does not do well in well-drained and sandy soil. It can only survive in full sun if it is watered regularly.

Brunnera macrophylla is hardy until -25 °C/-13 °F.

Brunnera macrophylla in a gravel garden
Brunnera macrophylla in a gravel garden.
Siberian bugloss withered
Withered Siberian bugloss in a gravel garden.
Siberian bugloss
Siberian bugloss blooms from April to June.