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Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata'

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Brunnera (BROO-ner-uh) (Info)
Species: macrophylla (mak-roh-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata
Additional cultivar information: (aka Dawson's White)

Synonym:Anchusa myosotidiflora

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rcn48 On Dec 19, 2004, rcn48 from Lexington, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Wonderful plant for the shade garden. I bought this plant originally in Maine and brought it with me when I moved to Virginia. I planted it near our front entry in the shade and its bright variegation really draws your eye to that area from spring through fall.

Positive talinum On Aug 12, 2002, talinum from Kearney, NE (Zone 5a) wrote:

Will not tolerate sun or dry conditions. Be sure to remove any green foliage to keep the variegation.

Positive naturepatch On May 17, 2002, naturepatch from Morris, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a real eye catcher. Everyone who sees it wants one. Difficult to propagate. Does not like being divided, but it can be done, spring is probably best. Will not come true from seed.


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

Clayton, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Littleton, Colorado
Lake Forest, Illinois
Hebron, Kentucky
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Kirksville, Missouri
Carson City, Nevada
Munsonville, New Hampshire
Croton On Hudson, New York
Cincinnati, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Cottage Grove, Oregon
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Summerville, South Carolina
Leesburg, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Ellsworth, Wisconsin

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