Brunnera macrophylla 'Alexander's Great'

A classic plant to mix up with your hellebores, pulmonarias and Solomon Seal in a shady spring bed. More
1 x 9cm plant, for autumn planting 200599-1 £7.95
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More Details

A classic plant to mix up with your hellebores, pulmonarias and Solomon Seal in a shady spring bed. This plant has large, heart-shaped leaves with dappled silvery variegation and forget-me-not blue flowers, which if seared in boiling water for 20 seconds make good cut flowers. Also excellent for ground cover.

Genus Brunnera
Group/Species macrophylla
Variety Alexanders Great
Type Perennial
Common Name Siberian bugloss
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 35cm (14in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant out in spring or autumn into moist but well drained soil in partial shade ( sun may scorch leaves)
Care Tips Deadhead after flowering and remove any tatty leaves in early spring. May be divided in spring.
Flowering March - May
Vase Life Sear the stems in boiling water for 20 seconds if using in arrangements.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Alexander's Great' reviews

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Dawn

This is doing ok in the shade, but now growing as well as I would like and has not flowered yet. Looking forward to next Spring.

However it is great to find a web site with so many opportunities to buy shade loving plants.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Linda

Plant very small, root system weak - not what I was expecting.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Sandra

Had poor results with this

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janet

Extremely disappointed. Nothing like picture in catalogue. 1st plant sent to me- I now have 2 leaves that might come to something - 2nd plant sent me has many leaves-not much variegation & looks very tatty. Will plant both but don't expect much improvement this season. My 1st disappointment with Sarah's plants. I have no problems with the service.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sandra

1st plant didnt survive,very poor when it arrived but the free replacement has been growing really well all year. Lovely leaves !

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Nikki

Arrived well packaged and very healthy. Looks fantastic and would recommend this plant.

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Eveline

Prompt service,well packaged and good plants

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sandra

Brunnera 'Alexanders Great - never grew

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Brunnera and have arranged for a replacement to be sent out when available in late October."

Posted 7th November 2018