Brunnera ground cover plants (Siberian bugloss)
Such a useful group of shade loving ground cover plants. Brunnera have irresistable heart shaped foliage emerging early in the year in a range of different leaf markings and variegations. In April and May the brilliant blue Forget-Me-Not like flowers appear in short sprays and are perfect from brightening shadier parts of the garden, especially under larger plants. Combine them with early season flowers such as Hellebores, Bulbs and Primulas for a dazzling Spring display, or pair them with later flowering perennials like Lamium and Hardy Geraniums – shady ground cover plants never looked so good!
Types of Brunnera Ground Cover
Brunnera ground cover plants are hardy and easy plants to grow, they prefer partial shade and a humus rich well drained soil where the clumps should develop quickly without being invasive. Cut the plants back to ground level in Autumn, applying a mulch at the same time will give a great display the following Spring. Lift and divide established colonies every few years to prevent them from becoming congested.