Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass'

Looking Glass Buglos (Looking Glass Chinese Forget-Me-Not)

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Looking Glass’ is noted for its silvery, heart-shaped basal leaves (3-5” wide). It is a sport of Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ (PP13,859). ‘Looking Glass’ is distinguished from ‘Jack Frost’ by having more silvery leaves with much less green veining.

More About Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass'

  • Shimmering silver heart-shaped leaves for the shade
  • Bugloss comes from Greek meaning ox tongue in probably reference to the roughness and shape of the leaves.
  • Colorful foliage brightens the shade perennial garden

Tiny, forget-me-not-like flowers (light blue with yellow centers) in airy, branched paniculate cymes rise well above the foliage on slender stems to 15” tall in spring.

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12-18 Inches


15-24 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Border
  • Edging
  • Ground Cover

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Late Summer

Flower Color

  • Blue


  • Clumping
  • Mounding
  • Rounded