Brunnera macrophylla

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Brunnera macrophylla
flowers and foliage
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:(unplaced)
Family:Boraginaceae
Genus:Brunnera
Species:B. macrophylla
Binomial name
Brunnera macrophylla
 
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Brunnera macrophylla
flowers and foliage
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:(unplaced)
Family:Boraginaceae
Genus:Brunnera
Species:B. macrophylla
Binomial name
Brunnera macrophylla

Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian bugloss, heartleaf) is a species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae, native to the Caucasus. It is a hardy, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial, with basal, simple leaves on slender stems. Sprays of blue flowers, similar to forget-me-nots (a related species), are borne in Spring.[1]

The plant is valued as groundcover in shady areas, with clumps of large heart-shaped leaves all season. Plants are happy in any shady area that stays relatively moist. It often self-seeds, appearing around the garden in other places. Clumps may be easily divided in early fall.

This plant[2] and the variegated cultivars 'Hadspen Cream'[3] and 'Jack Frost'[4] have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.