Brunnera ‘Silver Heart’, Siberian Bugloss or False Forget me Not, Zones 3-8
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Silvery heart-shaped leaves form dense clumps of foliage with a beautiful moonlight shimmer. Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart' bears delicate sprays of bright blue flowers in late spring that make a particularly eye-catching display. This is a choice collector’s plant, but an easy-to-grow perennial that performs well in all but the driest of shady conditions. Excellent for the woodland garden, provided there is sufficient moisture, plants can tolerate full sun; as the leaves are so thick, little or no scorching occurs. For decorative ground cover, Siberian Bugloss is hard to beat, particularly in those dull, shaded corners of the garden. Bred by Spitsbergen-Willemsen of the Netherlands.
Sun Exposure: part to full shade. This variety can tolerate full sun if kept moist. (although would do best if only full morning sun)
Soil type: most,
Soil PH: all
Soil Moisture: average to moist
Care level: Easy
Flower color: Deep blue (the colour of forget me nots)
Bloom time: mid to late spring
Foliage Color: Silver with green edging and veining
Uses and Characteristics: Accent: Good Texture/Form, Alpine & Rock, Border, Containers, Deer and Rabbit Resistant, Edging, Ground Cover, Massed, Specimen, Woodland
Flower head size: small
Height: 30cm (12")
Spread: 60 cm (24”)
Growth Rate: mediumPropagation: By division in early fall or spring. Divide when center of clumps dies out.
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