Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Heart’ PPAF

Thicker, non-melting foliage


Common Name Silver Heart forget-me-not
Size 6-12" tall by 12-24" wide
USDA hardiness Zones 4-8a
Sun / Shade Part sun/full shade
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well drained
Disease and Pests None known.
Landscape use Foundation plantings, shade gardens, mass plantings, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness Although the foliage is similar to 'Looking Glass', this new selection has much thicker, non-melting foliage and deep blue flowers.
Propagation Methods tissue culture
Date of Introduction July 2012
Bloom Time April-May

Angela’s Garden Notes:

We planted this new selection side-by-side with ‘Looking Glass’ and noticed a huge difference in foliage toughness.  The leaves are thicker and more pubescent (or hairier) and they seem to hold up much better in extreme heat and humidity.  The blooms are still deep cobalt blue and the foliage is as silver as a baracuda’s skin.  Try this plant in your shade garden.  I have it planted along my driveway in the shade and on warm summer evenings, each leaf looks like a little moon, lighting up the pathway.  The mature leaves are easily as big as my head!  This is one of the toughest brunneras I’ve ever seen.  We promise it will brighten up any spot and give you months of enjoyment each year.

 

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