Brunnera macrophylla (cultivated- USA)



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Boraginaceae Week :: UD004 Brunnera macrophylla “Jack frost” patented cultivar of an original folk herbal medicine: Boraginaceae Week :: UD004 Brunnera macrophylla “Jack frost” patented cultivar of another patented cultivar of the original folk herbal medicine is not known to have herbal properties so far.
I spotted these leaves in a border in NYBG in middle of summer a few years ago, no flowers yet, the gardeners and the attending botanists said they develope towards end of summer in that climate. I did not remember to go to that spot in the garden again at the end of the summer.. 
It was small mound like collection of these spectacularly veined leaves, and heart shapes of leaves were very attractive... bugloss I knew to have herbal properties ... but alas this cultivar and its descendants most likely do not have any ... so far I have not discovered any reports on the net.
Siberian bugloss, the original mother plant has small green heart shaped leaves and small blue for-me-not like flowers on short spikes... is herbal folk remedy , used as relief against inflammation in wide ranging conditions such as bronchitis, bruises , even phlebitis.... a reference talks of use of the roots to dye ( i think they use wool mainly in eastern europe) ?wool a shade of red ... I am not sure of the technique or mordants used...

 
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' 
Common name: Siberian burgloss 'Jack Frost'
Cultivar with silvery white leaves with green veins and edges. clicked from Filoli Gardens California.

 
 
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Brunnera macrophylla from California-GS18032020-4 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Brunnera macrophylla (J. F. Adams) I. M. Johnst.
Common name: Siberian bugloss, Heartleaf
Rhizomatous herbaceous perennial with large heart shaped leaves, upper successively smaller, smaller blue flowers in slender stems.
Clicked from a nursery in Fremont, California 

 


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