Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade. Intolerant of dry soils. Prefers constantly moist soils in shady areas that are protected from strong winds. White leaf edges scorch easily from hot sun and winds. Freely self-seeds.
This Siberian bugloss cultivar is a clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial which features small, blue, forget-me-not-like flowers in airy, branched racemes rising to 18" tall in spring. Basal, heart-shaped, medium green leaves (3-5" wide) with bold, irregular, creamy white variegation on the edges form after flowering and usually increase in size until mid-summer. Brunnera macrophylla is also known as Anchusa myosotidiflora.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Plant in shady areas of the border, woodland gardens, naturalized areas or along ponds or streams as a specimen or in groups. May also be used as an informal ground cover.