Alexanders Great Bugloss foliage

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Mature Height: 1-1.5' tall
  • Mature Width: 2-2.5' wide
  • Exposure: Part Shade
  • Spacing: 1.5-2' apart


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Alexanders Great Bugloss

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Brunnera macrophylla 'Alexander's Great'

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Why the Alexanders Great Bugloss?

Colossal! Siberian Bugloss is normally a large-leaved Spirit, but Alexander’s Great takes large to another level. Huge leaves a foot long and nearly as wide distinguish this exciting new selection. Beautiful silver and green marbling of the foliage adds even more drama. In the moist, shady conditions it prefers, Alexander’s Great Bugloss grows quickly to make a hefty, robust clump. We love it juxtaposed with lacy ferns to emphasize its bold presence. Make Alexander’s Great the focal point of your shady entryway garden, courtyard, or patio area. Just plant, water, and stand back!

Siberian Bugloss, native to eastern Europe and western Asia, has been a cherished Spirit in gardens since the early 1800s. Alexander’s Great is a modern-day selection of the cottage garden favorite. Its name is a play on the name of the ancient Greek king, Alexander the Great, but it really refers to the plant’s discoverer, a gardener in Minsk, Belarus, named Alexander Zukeivich. He found the chance seedling in his garden and sent a photo of it to Dan Heims of Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon. Heims was impressed, and he helped Zukeivich get the lucky find into production. It was released in 2013.

How to use in the landscape?

Unforgettable! Siberian Bugloss is also called Perennial Forget-Me-Not, because its tiny blue flowers closely resemble those of the short-lived plant more commonly referred to as Forget-Me-Not. The delicate true-blue blossoms of Alexander’s Great Bugloss will make a spritely show in your borders in spring.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 3-8

    Mature Height: 1-1.5' tall

    Mature Width: 2-2.5' wide

    Exposure: Part Shade

    Spacing: 1.5-2' apart

How To Plant

Alexander’s Great Siberian Bugloss is happiest in part shade and deep, rich, organic soil. Regular moisture is essential, especially in hot climates. Leaf margins will scorch in too much sun or dryness, so mulch well and be sure to irrigate if no rain falls for a week or two. Cut plants to the ground when they begin to look rough to make way for fresh new growth in early spring. In mild winter are as, foliage may remain attractive well into the cold season.

How To Water

Water as soon as they arrive! Bugloss plants need to be watered regularly to maintain evenly moist soil for proper establishment in the landscape.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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