Siberian Bugloss, False Forget-Me-Not, Perennial Forget-Me-Not
Brunnera macrophylla 'King's Ransom'

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Brunnera (BROO-ner-uh) (Info)
Species: macrophylla (mak-roh-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: King's Ransom
Hybridized by Heims

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Silver/Gray

Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Royal Oak, Michigan

Litchfield, New Hampshire

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

New Lisbon, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 18, 2012, JenDion from Litchfield, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Nice bright coloration. Seems to be the reverse of "Jack Frost" in terms of placement of varigation. Slow grower for me in full shade, excellent/moist soil, zn 5.

Positive

On May 14, 2011, KariGrows from New Lisbon, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

I planted one Kings Ransom plant last year in a new woodland garden spot. This year it is simply gorgeous. I love it and am now looking for a few more. I am in zone 4, rural Central Wisconsin.