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Heartleaf Alkanet

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart' PP24,685

Loose clusters of tiny blue flowers float above large, pure silver leaves lightly veined in green.

A superb introduction, forming a clump of very thick, heart-shaped leaves that are silver with green edging and veining. Sprays of deep blue Forget-me-not flowers appear in spring. 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. Bred by Spitsbergen-Willemsen of the Netherlands. USPP#24685: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms spring

Mature Height:

6-12 In

Hardiness Zone:

4-8 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Shade,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 55-65° F in evenly moist soil, not overly wet and never dry. Provide 35% shade to avoid leaf burn. Once actively growing feed at 50 ppm N with each watering. Plants will generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Brunnera is a woodland plant that should be grown in full shade and consistently moist soil in southern regions. In the north, morning sun is acceptable as long as the soil remains moist. They will grow the fastest and strongest in rich soil.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.