When To Transplant Brunnera? [With Transplanting Guide]

The Brunnera plant (also known as ‘Siberian Bugloss’) is a great choice for its heart-shaped foliage and cluster of blue flowers. It adds a new touch to the garden without having too much fuss about its maintenance. 

However, they need to be transplanted when the condition is not ideal for them. Otherwise, the Brunnera plant will not be able to thrive at all. In addition, it might even lead the plant to stop blooming.

There’s one catch though. The brunnera plants need to be transplanted at the right time otherwise they find it very hard to establish in the new location. 

Here the good news is, you don’t have to worry about it. Because in this article I am going to discuss why and when you need to transplant the brunnera plants along with a simple guide about how to transplant them easily. 

So, let’s get this show on the road–

Why Transplant Brunnera?

Here are some of the most common reasons why you should transplant your Brunnera plant–

  • If your Brunnera plant is placed in soil that is not well draining then you have to transplant it to a better quality soil.
  • Brunnera plants spread their foliage very quickly so if the current area is already overcrowded then it should be transplanted to a new area where it can grow more and thrive.
  • When your plant is suffering from pests and disease issues, transplanting it to a new location sometimes can reduce the pest and disease incidence a lot. 
  • Brunnera plants need partial to even full shade to grow best. So if it’s planted in a very bright location then transplanting it to a darker location will be necessary.

When To Transplant Brunnera?

It’s important to note that transplanting can be stressful for your brunnera plant. So, make sure to do it during the right season and with proper care. It will not only minimize the transplant shock but will also help the plant to thrive in the new location.

The best time to transplant the brunnera plant is before it begins to start new growth. At the beginning of spring, the soil becomes workable after the winter frost. So, this is the best time when the brunnera should be transplanted.

In addition, transplanting during spring will allow the plant to establish itself in a new environment before the hot summer arrives.

However, if you are transplanting in the fall, you have to do it a few weeks before the first frost. This will help the brunnera plant to strongly establish its roots in the new location before going dormant in the winter. 

A Quick Brunnera Transplanting Guide

Now that we know when the brunnera needs to be transplanted, comes another question “How to transplant them?’

For this, let’s explore this section below–

  • Pick a pot or container that is large enough to accommodate its root system. Besides, make sure the container allows a few more inches of space to allow further root growth.
  • Moreover, keep in mind to make enough drainage holes in the container to allow the excess water to drain out rapidly. 
  • Now fill the container with a good quality potting mix. For best results, you can add some slow-release fertilizer to the soil. (our pick)
  • Now, gently dig up the plant with the entire root ball and plant it in the container or in the ground at the same depth it was growing before. 
  • After that, water the plant generously and keep the soil moist for the first few weeks. And put the container in partial shade. This will help the plant to establish itself more easily in the new location.


Transplanting the Brunnera plant can be successfully done with a little preparation and care. 

You just have to know when it is the right time to transplant them.

Make sure to choose a good location and provide it with ideal growing conditions including sunlight, soil and water. If required add a good fertilizer to give it a boost.

With proper care, your brunnera plant will have no problem at all strongly establishing itself in a new location after being transplanted.

James Rivenburg
James Rivenburg
James Rivenburg

James Rivenburg is the founder of plantandpest.com, a passionate gardener with valuable experience and knowledge gained through trial and error. The website has a large community of followers who trust his tips and techniques and have succeeded with his advice. He is always Committed to helping others create a beautiful and healthy garden.

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