Brunnera is most at home in woodlands or along a shady streambed, where it will form a lush understory of quiet beauty. One of its common names, False Forget-me-not, refers to the intense azure flowers. 'Jack Frost' is a standout variety with silvery leaves veined and outlined in green. The plants grow to 12″ tall and as wide, topped in May and June by clusters of blue flowers. As an accent in a shaded border or as a drift in a woodland, its sheen is eye-catching. PP 13,859.
For information on the growing and care of Brunnera, click Growing Guide.
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Average Customer Rating: (7 Reviews) Write a Review
Ann, the painter from Central Massachusetts
This plant needs lots of room! Mine grows to 2 feet in diameter. I have left space around it so I can enjoy its shape and the lovely "frosted" leaves. It flowers from early Spring until Fall. Everyone notices it. I love the little blue flowers... they remind me of Forget-Me-Nots.
Doesn't require much care... just a fertilizing in the fall with 8-8-8
Plantasia from DC
I love this plant "Jack Frost" I planted a few of the other brunnera's but jack is the best. The leaves are huge in late summer and all you have to do is water, deadhead dying leaves and you're done.
The gardening grandma from Milwaukee, WI
I have Brunnera "Jack Frost" planted in sun, part sun and part shade; it does well in all three.
I have grown it for about 6 years in Milwaukee, WI and it comes back reliably every year.
The blue flowers in the spring are a bonus; but I love it because of the foliage.
Since it is a pricey plant, I divide it every year and spread it around my landscape.
Linda the Happy Gardner from Warren, OH
This plant performs beautifully in the shade and looks wonderful when planted with other Brunnera. Mine is planted in a woodland setting with Looking Glass and macrophylla in my Brunnera garden (part of a 1/8 acre wooded garden setting). The tiny blue flowers are delightful in the spring. I'd recommend this plant to anyone.
Shopshops from North Texas
This is a very gorgeous plant. The flowers that appear in spring will remind you of Forget-me-nots. A very attractive plant.However, if you live in Texas or anywhere with hot summers you need to keep this plant moist at all times. This could be a bit of a job. I would reccommend a drip watering system if you have a large shade garden.
Latin Name Pronunciation: brun'er-ruh
Heart-shaped, softly hairy leaves beautifully set off sprays of sparkling blue Forget-me-not flowers in spring. This shade lover makes a well-behaved but effective ground cover in evenly moist, well-drained soil. Brunnera is most at home in woodlands or along a shady streambed, where it will form a lush under story of quiet beauty.
Light/Watering: Prefers partial shade or shade; tolerates dry shade but needs moisture in sunny conditions. Variegated forms require moist soil and will scorch in sun.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Grow in well-drained soil that is moderately fertile and humus-rich. We do not recommend fertilizing at planting time or during the first growing season.
Pests/Diseases: Tough and relatively trouble-free.
Companions: Daffodils and other woodland plants.
Dividing/Transplanting: Divide in spring; plant crown at soil level.
End-of-Season Care: Keep old foliage over winter to protect crowns. After the ground freezes, apply a loose layer of oak leaves, pine boughs, or straw.
Calendar of Care
Early Spring: Gradually remove winter cover. Cut back old foliage; large clumps may be divided.
Summer: Remove any green foliage that appears on variegated forms.