What is a Brunnera plant?

What Is a Brunnera Plant? A brunnera plant (belonging to the Brunnera genus in the Boraginaceae family) is also called a false forget-me-not due to its flowers resembling the blue flower color of a true forget-me-not. The plant has petite, light blue blooms and glossy, heart-shaped leaves that are either green, gray, silver, or white.

How to plant and care for Brunnera macrophylla?

Brunnera, especially the ones with variegated leaves, are sensitive to sun and may burn. Now that you’ve learned how to plant brunnera and a little about plant care for Brunnera macrophylla, try it in the shady garden or use it to help naturalize a wooded area.

Does Brunnera self-seed?

Brunnera blooms may self-seed and readily sprout from seeds dropped the previous year. If so, dig small seedlings and replant into areas where more growing brunnera is desired.

What does Brunnera Jack Frost look like?

Throughout April and May, Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ is covered with lots of small, bright blue flowers which look rather like forget-me-nots. These are complemented by the beautiful heart-shaped foliage which is a pale silver-grey with pronounced dark green veins.