Brunnera macrophylla King's Ransom
Brunnera macrophylla 'King's Ransom' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Heartleaf Brunnera

Brunnera macrophylla 'Kings Ransom' is a silver and gold sport of 'Jack Frost'. The heart-shaped leaves display a creamy yellow margin and light frosting over the leaves. The margins lighten to creamy white by the end of the summer. This is an attractive addition to shade container combinations.

  • Height: 25 - 30 cm (10 - 12 in)
  • Spread: 30 - 46 cm (12 - 18 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: partial to filtered shade
  • Bloom Time: spring
  • Leaf Colour: silver and gold
  • Bloom Colour: blue
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Brunnera is an easy care undemanding perennial that thrives in rich well drained garden soil in partial shade. It is not a fan of hot dry conditions but will take morning or late afternoon sun as long as the soil stays evenly moist. It seldom needs dividing. To keep the plant looking attractive shear the spent flower heads after flowering.