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    Variegated Siberian Bugloss

    Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata'

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    Variegated Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Variegated Siberian Bugloss flowers

    Variegated Siberian Bugloss flowers

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    Plant Height:  12 inches

    Flower Height:  16 inches

    Spacing:  14 inches

    Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2b

    Ornamental Features

    Variegated Siberian Bugloss features airy cymes of sky blue flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive heart-shaped leaves remain forest green in colour with showy white variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Variegated Siberian Bugloss is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Variegated Siberian Bugloss is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Variegated Siberian Bugloss will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    Variegated Siberian Bugloss is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
    Applications
    Flowers  Foliage Color 
    Ornamental Features

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