Common Name: Brunnera
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Dry, Moist
Time to plant seeds: March to April
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: April to May
One of the most attractive and useful spring-flowering perennials, producing a dense ground-covering layer of foliage early, so helping smother weeds. The leaves, up to 15cm (6in) across, are roughly kidney-shaped and provide an attractive foil for the sprays of starry pale blue forget-me-not flowers that appear shortly after the leaves cover the ground. Flowering continues for 8-10 weeks in late spring and early summer, and if plants are cut down, shortly afterwards a new flush of fresh green foliage and occasional late flowers appears, rejuvenating the appearance of plants. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
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