Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla 'Spring Yellow')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Yellow
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PPAF

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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2009-04-12
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2009-03-24Emerging foliage in spring.
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2008-08-14Foliage in summer turns plain green.
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2008-05-13Spring foliage.
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Aug 30, 2014 10:18 PM

Spring Yellow needs to be grown in consistently moist, organically rich and well drained soil. The heart-shaped leaves are yellow in early spring, but change to green as the temperatures get warmer and become large in size, around 8 - 10 inches across. This is not a full shade plant, as the leaves will be green and lose the yellow coloring. Great woodland plant, as long as, it is grown in part shade. Not native to North America.

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