Brunnera macrophylla
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Brunnera macrophylla

largeleaf brunnera
Siberian bugloss

  family boraginaceae 
  genus brunnera 

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Genus  Brunnera Species  macrophylla Variety  Cultivar  Common names  largeleaf brunnera   Siberian bugloss Family  BORAGINACEAE Specimen number  S11840 Data source  HtZn p86;Xeri p288
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 1' 6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist to wet Optimal soil texture  Loam Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Brunnera macrophylla can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. Largeleaf brunnera (also known as Siberian bugloss) needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes soils that are loamy. It likes moist to wet soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Division Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Brunnera macrophylla is typically propagated by division.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Brunnera macrophylla is a perennial. Leaves: Largeleaf brunnera (locally known in some parts as Siberian bugloss) has large heart shaped leaves. Flowers: This plant has tiny flowers arranged in airy sprays on hairy stems above the foliage. Most often the flowers occur in either azure or blue.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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