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.
Pinkish purple flowers held on weeping, contorted branches; best with afternoon shade.
Lavenderflowers precede foliage thatopens pink, matures to limeand gold, then shades to green.
Native to Turkey, Caucasus, Siberia, China. This grass grows 30 in. tall, 20 in. wide. Open, airy shea...