Brunnera macrophylla 'Sterling Silver'

Heartleaf Brunnera/Siberian Bugloss

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

  • Silver color and heart shaped foliage
  • Sky blue flowers in early spring
  • Vigorous grower
  • More tolerant to heat
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting

Interesting Notes about Heartleaf Brunnera/Siberian Bugloss:

Multitude of tiney blue flowers appear above the foliage in early spring

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

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

Height: 10-14 in
Spread: 20-24 in
Price Level 1: $13.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Blue
Zone: 3-8
Price Level 2: 4 for $50~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance
  • Mass Planting
  • Focal Point
  • Container
  • Ground Cover
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade


  • Creeping/Ground Cover

Foliage Color:

  • Silver

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring Bloomer
  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water