Brunnera macrophylla: all care tips


The brunnera is a pretty biennial particularly appreciated for its foliage and forget-me-not blue flowers.

Often used in rockery, borders or flowerbeds, it is a plant that resows itself to cover your bare soil advantageously.

In summary, what you need to know is:

Name  : Brunnera macrophylla
Family  Boraginaceae
Type  : Biennial

 30 to 50 cm
Exhibition  : Half-shade
Sol  Rather rich and fresh

 Null and void
Flowering  March to May

Planting of brunnera

For spring flowering, it is recommended to plant the brunneras in the fall in a mixture of soil, potting soil and possibly organic amendment.

The spring planting is quite possible and even necessary for the annual and biennial varieties.

As far as seeding is concerned, prefer a seedling in place from May and throughout the summer.

  • The brunnera likes partially shaded situations at the hottest hours.
  • Soil should be cool, well drained and enriched at planting.
  • In poorly drained terrain, Brunnera macrophylla may not overwinter.
  • Allow about 5 feet per m2

Pruning, maintenance of the Brunnera

Size of the brunnera:

Remove wilted flowers as you go along, this encourages the development of new, much larger, long-lasting decorative leaves.

  • Once all the flowers and leaves have wilted, the plant can be removed, which often becomes unsightly.
  • Delete blackened sheets as you go.

Watering the brunnera:

  • In the spring you can water if it doesn’t rain for a long time.
  • In a pot or planter, plan to water more regularly.
  • In summer, water regularly during the hottest period.

One regular weeding allows the plant to take its place and settle permanently.

About the brunnera

Brunnera is a pretty plant with particularly decorative foliage. It is particularly suited to cool and humid regions and is at its best in clayey soils.

Its foliage, dense and very aesthetic, offers silvery reflections and a beautiful green.

This pretty little perennial with bouquets filled with blue flowers will find its place in your flowerbeds, borders or rockery, but also in pots and planters to flower balconies and terraces.

Easy to care for and fast growing for this brunnera that blooms generously in a beautiful forget-me-not blue throughout the spring.

Finally, it should be noted that the brunnera is frost and cold resistant down to -30°.

Avoid sunny situations that are too hot as the brunnera fears drought in summer.