Long-term forget-me-not - Siberian brouner
Brunera Siberian - a perennial spring plantfamily borage, preferring forest glades and raw coniferous forests. Its name was given in honor of Samuel Bruner, a Swiss traveler and botanist early 19 th century, the discoverer of this flower. Unlike its relative - bruner large-leaved, growing only in the Caucasus and called by the Germans "Caucasian forget-me-not", Siberian bruner occurs in the Krasnoyarsk Territory (Western and Eastern Sayans), Tomsk Region (Altai) and North-Eastern Tuva.This unpretentious plant became a favoritegardeners, as it is easy and solid to get along on the raw shady areas and does not require special care. Due to large-scale deforestation and excavation of plants for ornamental breeding, the Siberian broider is an endangered species listed in the Red Data Book of Russia.
Bruner is a herbaceous plant with a long andthick (up to 1 centimeter), almost horizontal rhizome. Beautiful large dark green wrinkled leaves in the form of hearts on long petioles form not just a single bush, but a whole bush, from which stand single flower stems with a length of 60 to 80 centimeters. Flowers brunery dark blue with a white eye, very similar to forget-me-nots. Small, to half a cantymeter in diameter, they are collected incomplex-paniculate inflorescence. Their flowering lasts for a month, from May to mid-June. After the plant fades, fruits appear in it as nuts.
Cultivation in gardens
This flower is a magnificent adornment of the garden. Brunera Siberian is a long-lasting winter-hardy plant that perfectly fits on the north side of the house, where there is usually little sun, and the land is moistened by rainwater draining from the roofs. In hot and dry weather, abundant watering is required. Despite the fact that this plant is shade-loving, if it does not get an early sun, it will stretch out and lose its attractiveness, decorativeness. If it is planted on the sunny side, it needs to provide permanently moist land and air, which is possible only on the shore of a smallth pond. Brunera Siberian blooms rapidly after flowering; its leaves, in contrast to the leaves of Caucasian bruner, are covered with brown spots and lose attractiveness, so when growing plants in gardens in early July, they are best cut off. In the middle of summer, a new growth of leaves begins, which will last until the frosts. In addition to watering and cutting, the plant does not require special care, moreover - excessively fertilized soil can disrupt its seasonality. Since the root system of the flower is very powerful, interwoven, it does not grow weeds, so it does not need to weed. The Siberian brood breeder breeds seeds or divides the bush by cutting the rhizome, which is best produced in the fall, when the plant "rests." In no case is it recommended that the flower be transplanted in the spring. In each separated bush there must be a living bud of renewal.