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Brunnera macrophylla Queen of Hearts is a stunning herbaceous perennial known for its large, heart-shaped leaves and delicate, sky-blue flowers. This cultivar was first introduced in the 1980s by the Dutch nurseryman Coen Jansen, and has since become a popular choice for gardeners looking to add texture and color to their landscape.
• Height: 30-40cm/12-16in
• Spread: 30-40cm/12-16in
• Flower color: sky-blue
• Flowering period: April-May
• Foliage: large, heart-shaped, dark green leaves with silver veins
• Sunlight requirements: partial to full shade
• Soil requirements: moist, well-draining soil, enriched with organic matter
• Hardiness Zone: 4
Brunnera macrophylla Queen of Hearts is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of settings, from shaded borders to woodland gardens. It also makes a great groundcover and is suitable for planting under trees or alongside paths.
In addition to its attractive foliage and delicate flowers, Brunnera macrophylla Queen of Hearts is a hardy and low-maintenance plant that is resistant to deer and rabbits. It also tolerates wet soils and is drought-tolerant once established.
Brunnera macrophylla Queen of Hearts prefers moist, well-draining soil and partial to full shade. It is important to keep the soil consistently moist during the growing season, but be careful not to overwater. This plant is low-maintenance and requires no pruning, but deadheading spent flowers can encourage more blooms.
Overall, Brunnera macrophylla Queen of Hearts is a must-have plant for any shade garden. Its striking foliage and delicate flowers make it a standout addition, while its hardiness and low-maintenance nature make it an easy choice for even novice gardeners.