Brunnera macrophylla 'Langtrees'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Brunnera-Heartleaf|
Common Name (Alternative): Siberian Bugloss
An unusual variety of Brunnera, 'Langtrees' is characterized by having dark green leaves with silver spots between the veins. The leaves appear to have a shine to them because of these spots, as if they are reflecting the sunlight. From mid to late spring, clusters of tiny, baby blue flowers contrast nicely with the dark foliage.
Brunneras are classic perennials that are treasured for their shade tolerance and lovely blooms. They make a fantastic groundcover, though the variegated forms may be slower to spread than the species. Try growing them in containers too so they will be close at hand when you want to snip a few blooms for a spring bouquet.
Origin: Not Native to North America
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Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
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Consistent water needs
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Brunnera is a woodland plant that should be grown in full shade and consistently moist soil in southern regions. In the north, morning sun is acceptable as long as the soil remains moist. They will grow the fastest and strongest in rich soil. Little care is needed once Brunnera is established. Cut back the old foliage in the spring rather than in the fall; it will help to protect the crown during the winter. A winter mulch is also recommended. Though Brunnera tends to self-seed, the resulting seedlings are easy to pull out from unwanted areas or to replant elsewhere in the garden. It may also be propagated by division in the spring.