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'Jack of Diamonds' Heartleaf Brunnera Brunnera macrophylla

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
16" 2'8"
Height: 14" - 16"
Spread: 2'4" - 2'8"
  • Details

    Features

    Huge 9-10" leaves overlap dramatically at the base and look circular from a distance. Heavy silver overlay and vivid, wide, dark green veining pattern. Baby blue, forget-me-not type blossoms.

    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    14 - 16 Inches
    Spacing: 
    28 - 32 Inches
    Spread: 
    28 - 32 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    baby blue
    Foliage Colors: 
    Silver
    Foliage Shade: 
    Silver
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Best in full shade and consistent, moist soils. In the north, morning sun is tolerated. Use mulch in winter.

    'Jack of Diamonds' Brunnera macrophylla USPPAF 32,752, Can PBRAF
  • 5 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I planted 5 of these 2 seasons ago in a rock covered bed next to the house and they are flourishing. They get some filtered sun before the leaves are on the trees and full but bright shade the rest of the season. They flower in May and hold there color for several weeks and then, the silver leaves provide a bright spot the rest of the season. I also have Brunnera planted right at at the edge of the woods in deep shade and they are as happy as can be. The miracle is that the deer AND the rabbits stay completely away from these and, given that in early spring, there can be up to a dozen or more deer in the yard at one time, that is saying something. I highly recommend this plant. If given proper care the first year they are planted, they will be relatively maintenance free for years to come.

      Chris Hansen
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 31 weeks ago
    • There are a few different varieties of these but they are awesome! They grow like gang busters and need very little care. Have beautiful blue flowers which is unique in the garden. I highly recommend these.

      Tammy
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I planted this plant in the fall and it is may 6th and I see no signs of growth.

      sharon smart
      , New Hampshire
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I was so excited when I ordered 3 of this plant. But they didn't last long and they all died. :(

      Maria Messe
      , Florida
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
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