Brunnera are an easy choice for shade. The leaves form a dense clump which works well as a ground cover.
The heart shaped leaves of Brunnera ‘Looking Glass’ are soft green with a handsome silver frosting. The new leaves are small, and stretch out as they mature, becoming more silver with age, a little like us! The leaves grow to 12cm across.
In spring, Forget-Me-Not like flowers in beautiful blue shades grow above the leaves on tall, airy stems.
Brunnera are perfect for semi shaded garden areas and make a great substitute or companion for Hostas. Ideally plant into a humus rich, well drained soil. Water to establish, then only if rainfall is low. In winter, you can prune them back to the ground when the foliage becomes untidy, they will quickly reshoot in spring.
In too much sun the foliage tends to scorch if they dry out, and the variegation also tends to disappear.
Brunnera ‘Looking Glass’ was propagated from a sport of Brunner ‘Jack Frost’. It lacks the veining of ‘Jack Frost’ and has more silver on the leaves in maturity.
Cool to Temperate
Semi Shade to Full Shade