Variegated Siberian Bugloss, False Forget-Me-Not
Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass'

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Brunnera (BROO-ner-uh) (Info)
Species: macrophylla (mak-roh-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Looking Glass
Additional cultivar information:(PP17829)
Hybridized by Falstad/Walters
Registered or introduced: 2003

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

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:

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:

Roselle, Illinois

Louisville, Kentucky

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Greenfield, New Hampshire

Pittsford, New York

Westbury, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Columbus, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

North Providence, Rhode Island

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 2, 2009, cheryl704 from Roselle, IL wrote:

I live in suburban Chicago, IL and have had success growing this variety. It is a lovely addition to the shade garden; its silvery leaves provide a bright aspect to the area. The blue flowers are cheerful, but not very visible from a distance. It is relatively slow to multiply.

Neutral

On Jun 22, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is a sport of Jack Frost. Leaves are light green and change as the season progresses to a lovely silvery shade. Flowers are blue and appear in mid to late spring.