This excellent clump-forming perennial is relatively compact and has abundant, large, pale blue flowers from pink buds, above deep green leaves with large silver spots. As the leaves mature the spots join so that most of the leaf is silver. Mar-May. H30cm S45cm.
For a moist, humus-rich soil in shade or part shade. Nice ground cover for a shady spot where the soil remains reasonably moist in summer but isn't waterlogged in winter. Cutting hard back after flowering encourages fresh leaf growth which will then look attractive over summer.
Macplants are central/southern Scotland's largest growers of herbaceous perennials, alpines, ferns and ornamental grasses. We have our plant centre open to the public in East Lothian, close to Edinburgh and we also supply a diverse range of trade clients both in the landscape and garden centre sectors.
We grow a large range of plants including many interesting and unusual varieties not usually seen for sale. Amongst the many plants we grow are our highly praised autumn Gentians bred here by Dr Ian McNaughton and probably the largest range of Meconopsis cultivars found anywhere.