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 pot 511032-1 £8.95

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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 Alexander's Great
Type Perennial
Common Name Siberian bugloss
Border Position Border (Front)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant out in spring or autumn into moist but well-drained soil in partial shade (sun may scorch leaves). Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting. Try planting in groups of three for ground cover.
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
Advice

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Delivery

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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