Silver Heart Brunnera

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Thick Foliage, Airy Blooms Silver Heart Brunnera

  • Incredible Foliage
  • Large Leaves are Thicker Than Other Cultivars
  • High Performance in Heat and Humidity
  • Petite Accent
  • Decorate Partial Shade or Full Shade
  • Tiny, "Forget-Me-Not" Cobalt-Blue Flowers in Spring
  • Support Butterflies and Beneficial Pollinators
  • Wide-Spreading Perennial Softens Shade Plantings
  • Adaptable and Easy-Care
  • Cold Hardy
  • Prefers Moist, Yet Well-Drained Soil
  • Deer Don't Relish the Taste or Texture

Foliage plants are the mainstay of a low-maintenance landscape. You'll get a long-lasting display that works hard to create a personal paradise.

Brighten the low ground with the huge leaves of Silver Heart Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla Silver Heart PP# 24685). Their generous charm adds texture and color to your partially shaded or fully shaded landscape.

You won't believe the visual impact of the showy green veins. The look is only accentuated by an effective, interveinal silvery-white overlay.

Each heart-shaped leaf is further polished with a band of green at the margin. They'll softly spread wide to ornament otherwise bare ground under trees and shrubs.

But with beloved Brunnera, it's not just about the beautiful rosette of leaves. Each spring, you'll also enjoy fine-textured blue Forget-Me-Not flowers held high for easy viewing.

Butterflies and honey bees appreciate their nectar. You'll want to grow plenty, so you can trim them for delicate cut flower bouquets indoors.

Relax and let the cares of the world fall away as you tour your woodlands and shady glens. Boost your mature trees and tall shrubs with the good looks of Silver Heart Brunnera.

This improved modern cultivar offers exceptional high performance, as well. Thicker, more pubescent leaves stand up to heat and humidity...without "melting" away in the dog days of summer!

Don't go another season without this beautiful layer in your shaded spots. Order Silver Heart Brunnera today!

How to Use Silver Heart Brunnera in the Landscape

Shed light on your existing plantings with specimens tucked here and there along the edges of dappled planting beds. Try nestling one at the base of a special boulder or garden sculpture.

Use them in a curated collection of wild foliage with several Brunnera cultivars. Call them Forget-Me-Nots or Siberian Bugloss, if you prefer.

Or...take things to the next level with a full mass planting of Silver Heart Brunnera as a living carpet of silvery color. Rely on durable Silver Heart Brunnera as a showy groundcover.

Plant them ten inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. For faster results, create a double staggered row in a zigzagging planting pattern.

Mulch between plants and keep new mass plantings weeded. The plants will grow together and touch.

Include these under moisture-loving Swamp Oak at the edge of planned Rain Gardens. They'll help control erosion, while filtering potentially polluted runoff from streets and roofs.

Even in small space gardens, you can appreciate their glow in the moonlight. Keep them in outdoor container gardens as a beautiful "Filler".

Can you imagine the look of delight on a loved one? Create a planted container garden with the exquisite Silver Heart Brunnera on full display. They'll make charming gifts!

#ProPlantTips for Care

This low light plant requires less than four hours of direct sunlight a day. Add mulch over their roots and supply consistent moisture for best results.

Although they like moist conditions, they will not tolerate standing water. Rich, well-drained soil is best.

Deadhead the spent blooms after flowering for a tidy look. Trim back last year's foliage in early spring, and apply a slow-release fertilizer for flowering plants at that time.

You'll cherish the metallic good looks of easy-care Silver Heart Brunnera. Repeat them in an ample planting to make the most of your shade. Order today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Silver Heart Brunnera Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 8 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Variegated
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring