Brunnera macrophylla 'Sterling Silver'
Sterling Silver Siberian Bugloss, Sterling Silver Brunnera
- Main interest:
- more silvery leaves with much less green veining than other siberian buglosses, larger leaves, early blooming blue-sky flowers
- partial to full shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist to wet soil
- Growth type:
- slow running
- Flower colour:
- sky blue
- Flowering period:
- April to May
- green and silver
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 1 ft (0.3 m) width: 2 ft (0.6 m)
- ground cover, woodland, shade garden, roadside, border, mass planting, container
Brunnera macrophylla 'Sterling Silver' features supersized silvered leaves (7-8" wide) with smaller green veins. Sterling Silver Siberian Bugloss is an improved variety with a larger amount of silver in its foliage. In the early spring, clusters of adorable, sky-blue forget-me-not flowers appear on branched racemes above the clumps of basal leaves.
Sterling Silver False Forget-Me-Not has larger foliage, larger habit, better leaf quality and more tolerance to heat than other Brunnera. However, afternoon shade in summer months is still recommended for optimal plant health. This perennial should be planted in partial sun or shade, working well in any shade garden, as a border of a woodlot, or as a shady ground cover. It will suffer in full sun or dry summer months if not kept moist. This plant can spread slowly through rhizomes and self seeding, So, remove spent flowers if new plants are not desired.
$13.99 - $37.99
Also known as: Sterling Silver Buglos, Silver-leaved Bugloss, Heartleaf Brunnera, Great Forget-me-not, False Forget-me-not, Heartleaf Alkanet