These big-leafed woodlandplants thrive in the rich organicsoil under tall trees and shrubs.They grow in clumps 1 1/2 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide; leaves are heart shaped, dark green. Airy clusters of tiny, yellow-centered, clear blue flowers look like related forget-me-nots (Myosotis). Inshade, spring blooms keepcoming into summer. Besidesthe green species, look for‘Diane’s Gold’; ‘Langtrees’, witha necklace of white marks penciled around the inside of each leaf; ‘Jack Frost’, with silvery leaves veined and bordered in green; and ‘Looking Glass’, whose leaves are nearly white.
Brunnera works well with heucheras, hostas, and similar woodland plants, freely self-sowing once established. To increase germination, try freezingseeds before sowing. Needswell-drained, moisture-retentivesoil. Increase by dividing clumps in fall.
Lavenderflowers precede foliage thatopens pink, matures to limeand gold, then shades to green.
Native to California. This is a rather uncommon plant in nature; blooms from spring to early summer, w...
Mounding growth to 6 to 12 in. high and 1 1/2 to 3 ft.wide. Lacy, silvery blue foliage; flowers not sh...