Brunnera macrophylla ‘Alexander’s Great’

(Alexander's Great Brunnera)


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Alexander’s Great’ was found by Alexander Zukeivich of Belarus as a seedling in his garden and was introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries of Oregon in 2013. It is similar to Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ but larger. It forms a large mound of heart-shaped, silvered leaves that have contrasting green veins and a narrow green edge. In spring it has stalks of small sky blue flowers that rise above the foliage.   (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)


Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade. Prefers consistently moist, organically rich soils in shady areas. Generally intolerant of dry soils, but tolerates some dryness better than most other cultivars of this species. Foliage may scorch in hot summer sun. Plants prefer cool summers, and generally will not perform well in the hot and humid summer conditions of the deep South (USDA Zones 7-9). Clumps slowly spread by creeping rhizomes to form thick ground covers. Plants may self seed in optimum growing conditions, but seedlings of variegated forms may not come true (may lose variegation).   (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Alexander's Great Brunnera

Botanical Name

Brunnera macrophylla 'Alexander's Great'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Light Requirements

Part to full shade

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate



1 to 1.5'



Soil Condition


Water Needs

Average, Consistent moisture

Blooming Period


Flower Color




Foliage Color

variegated-silvery white and green

Deer Resistant


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