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DESCRIPTION: Large, attractive heart shaped leaves are green with wide bars of silver variegation; pretty blue flowers in spring; makes a nice accent in containers and lightens up shade gardens.
BOTANICAL NAME: Brunnera macrophylla 'Emerald Mist'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 30 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 60 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Partial sun to full shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Baby blue
FLOWERING TIME: Spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Large heart-shaped emerald green leaves with a wide band of silver towards the outer edge
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attractive Foliage, Border, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Emerald Mist Bugloss features airy cymes of sky blue flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive heart-shaped leaves remain silver in colour with showy green variegation throughout the season.
Emerald Mist Bugloss is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Emerald Mist Bugloss is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Emerald Mist Bugloss will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture.
Emerald Mist Bugloss is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.