An aggressive plant with azure blue flowers. Flourishes in the moist shaded areas of the garden.
morning sun, shade
likes moist areas, tolerates average
Soil & Site
average to moist
small 1/4" in diameter azure blue flowers, 5 petals with a white eye, starts blooming end of April to early May for around a month, branched flower clusters seem to float above the plant
large basil heart shaped leaves, have sandpaper texture
12-16" tall by 12-16" spread, mounding, very aggressive grower, it will spread everywhere by seeds
This fast growing plant will choke out less aggressive plants. Will readily reseed itself around the garden.
division, seeds and root cuttings
western Siberia and eastern Europe
Named for Samuel Brunner (1790-1844) a Swiss botanists. Bugloss comes from Greek meaning ox tongue in probably reference to the roughness and shape of the leaves. (syn Anchusa myosotidiflora)
I enjoy the dainty blue flowers of this plant against the dark green back ground of the large leaves. A good plant to naturalize an area. Blooms the same time as Bleeding Hearts and Cushion Spurge for some nice combinations.
Notes & Reference
#04-Herbaceous Perennial Plants (Allan Armitage), #06-Perennials for the American Gardens (Ruth Rodgers Clausen and Nicolas H Ekstrom)