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Brunnera macrophylla Sterling Silver

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Dynamic leaf texture and color feature supersized silvered leaves etched with emerald green veining. Foliage offers a soothing backdrop to the bright blue airy sprays. Perfect for a woodland garden or semi-shaded border. Brunnera Sterling Silver has increased heat tolerance; however, we recommend some afternoon shade in hotter areas.

Silver-leaved varieties of Brunnera hold up best in hot and humid conditions. May self seed, but seedlings may not be true to parent. Plain green leaves can easily be weeded out. Slightly moist, well-drained soil is best. Absolutely stunning! No perennial garden should be without Brunnera.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 10-14"
Spacing: Plant 20-24" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower: Blue
Accent: Blue
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • OK in Containers
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Brunnera General Information

Brunnera are ideal for a woodland setting, a semi-shaded border or along a pond edge. New cultivars add wonderful choices to this versatile garden performer. Lovely naturalizing carefree habit. Tolerates moist, well-drained soil in partial shade.

Brunnera Plant Care

Clean up in spring - declining leaves act as mulch for winter protection. Low maintenance otherwise. Division not needed for 6-10 years or longer unless clumps die out in the center. Volunteer seedlings can be removed from base of parent and transplanted.