Brunnera 'Queen of Hearts' Description
This perennial wears its heart on its leaves! Also known as heartleaf brunnera or Siberian bugloss, Brunnera macrophylla has long been a go-to shade for perennial. 'Queen of Hearts' brunnera from Proven Winners Perennials is an updated version of the classic 'Jack Frost' that boasts bigger, bolder leaves, with a more pronounced heart shape and stronger silver color. In spring, sweet blue flower stalks emerge from the mound of foliage - enjoy their intense color in the garden or in a vase. This deer resistant, rabbit resistant, slug resistant perennial will light up your shade garden with color and texture.
Special features: shade tolerant, deer resistant, Proven Winners, foliage plant.
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- Botanical name:
Brunnera macrophylla 'Queen of Hearts'
- Common name:
Heartleaf brunnera, Siberian bugloss
- Sun exposure:
Shade, Part shade
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- Height x width:
16-18" X 28-36"
- Flower color:
- Foliage color:
Silver with green veins
Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Massing, Ornamental, Small spaces, Specimen, Woodland
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- Patent #: PPAF
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Soil: Evenly moist soil, rich in organic matter. Does not tolerate dry conditions.
Light: Grows well in morning sun to full shade, in all but the driest of spots. In hot afternoon sun, it will need moist soil or the leaves will burn, but in the shade occasional water is sufficient.
Water: Moderate, prefers even moisture.
Spacing: 24" apart.
Fertilizing: Grow in well-drained soil that is moderately fertile and humus-rich. We do not recommend fertilizing at planting time, or during the first growing season. If desired, a light scattering of slow release fertilizer in spring should be sufficient for annual maintenance.
Winterizing: Keep old foliage over winter to protect crowns and cut back in early spring.
Maintenance & pruning: If foliage turns black or gets crispy and brown on the edges, this indicates it is in too much sun. It can survive, but will look unsightly and should be moved. .
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