Gardens - Shade Gardens

Brunnera: A star plant for shade

This fabulous foliage plant produces a mound of bold, heart-shaped leaves

Plant varieties
Name: BRUNNERA MACROPHYLLA 'Betty Bowring' (syn. 'Alba') ZONE 3
Height x Width: 45 to 60 cm x 60 cm
Exposure: Part to full shade
Description: Small white flowers; dark green foliage
Comments: Dark foliage makes it more sun-tolerant than other cultivars

Name: 'DAWSON'S WHITE' ZONE 2
Height x Width: 30 to 40 cm x 30 to 45 cm
Exposure: Part to full shade
Description: Azure blue flowers; variable white variegated foliage with creamy white margins
Comments: Prune out plain green reversions; slow-growing; resistant to foliage browning

Name: 'HADSPEN CREAM' ZONE 2
Height x Width: 30 to 40 cm x 30 to 45 cm
Exposure: Part to full shade; protect from direct sun
Description: Bright blue flowers; dark green foliage with broad cream to yellow margins
Comments: Foliage remains attractive all season; slug-resistant

Name: 'JACK FROST' ZONE 2
Height x Width: 30 to 45 cm x 30 to 45 cm
Exposure: Part to full shade; tolerates some direct sun
Description: Blue flowers; frosted foliage with silvery overlay and greenish veins have crackly look
Comments: Provide evenly moist soil to optimize wow factor

Name: 'LANGTREES' (syn. 'Aluminum Spot') ZONE 2
Height x Width: 30 to 45 cm x 30 to 45 cm
Exposure: Part to full shade; protect from direct, midday sun
Description: Tiny blue forget-me-not blooms; emerald green foliage mottled with silver-grey; markings more subtle than other cultivars
Comments: None

Name: 'LOOKING GLASS' ZONE 3
Height x Width: 30 to 40 cm x 30 to 45 cm
Exposure: Part to full shade
Description: Bright blue flowers; silver-frosted, heart-shaped leaves
Comments: Sport of 'Jack Frost'; a silver jewel for shade

Name: 'SILVER WINGS' ZONE 3
Height x Width: 30 to 45 cm x 30 to 45 cm
Exposure: Part to full shade
Description: Tiny masses of blue flowers; marbled foliage with a wispy, silvery overlay
Comments: Sport of 'Langtrees'

Name: 'VARIEGATA' ZONE 2
Height x Width: 35 to 45 cm x 35 to 45 cm
Exposure: Part to full shade
Description: Bright blue blooms; wide, irregular, creamy white margins on grey-green leaves
Comments: Protect from wind and drought to avoid foliage browning; remove green reversions

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