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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

12

Scientific  Name:

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver heart'

Common Name 1

› Silver Heart Brunnera

Family:

Boraginaceae

Origins:

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Medium

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

3

Sun Preference:

Shade

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Prefers consistently moist, organically rich soils in shady areas. Generally intolerant of dry soils.

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Gray-Green

Foliage Description:

Basal leaves heart shaped form a mound which remains attractive through the growing season. Smaller upper leaves are elliptical.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Blue

Flower Description:

Showy blue flowers

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

6-12"

Mature spread:

12-24"

Growth rate:

Slow

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

no

Attracts Butterflies:

no

Native Habitat:

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

yes

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

yes

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Apr

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

May

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

No serious insect problems. Slugs and snails are occasional visitors.

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

No serious disease problems

Environmental Problems:

Foliage may scorch in hot summer sun.

Landscape Problems:

Plants may self seed in optimum growing conditions.

Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Landscape Application
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Plant Maintenance Information

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