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Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata'


  • Bold, irregular, creamy white leaf margins
  • Some leaves can be almost entirely white!
  • Tiny, baby blue flower clusters flutter above foliage

Brunnera-Heartleaf Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Brunnera m. 'Variegata' is a woodland plant that should be grown in full shade and consistently moist soil in all regions of the country. The delicate white leaf margins will burn in the sun. When grown in rich soil, they are especially vigorous and strong. Little care is needed once Brunnera is established. Cut back the old foliage in the spring rather than in the fall; it will help to protect the crown during the winter. A winter mulch is also recommended. Though it tends to self-seed, the resulting seedlings are easy to pull out from unwanted areas or to replant elsewhere in the garden. It may also be propagated by division in the spring.


12-15 Inches


12-15 Inches

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Interesting Notes about Brunnera-Heartleaf:

Bold, irregular, creamy white leaf margins that simply glow in the shade
Lighten shady corners of your garden; some leaves can be almost entirely white!
Clusters of tiny, baby blue flowers flutter above the foliage from mid to late spring.

Characteristics & Attributes for Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata'


  • Border or Bed
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Edging
  • Container
  • Specimen
  • Ground Cover

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Shade

Soil Moisture:

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Average Water