Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

SKU: F24900
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Common Name: Siberian Bugloss; Heartleaf Bugloss
Hardiness Zone: 3-8S/W Exposure: Part Shade to Shade
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Blooms In: May-Jun
Mature Height: 12" Spacing: 15-18"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' 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. Perfect as an accent in a shaded border or as a drift in a woodland. PP 13,859

For information on the growing and care of Brunnera, click Growing Guide.




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Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (10 Reviews) Write a Review

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Such a beauty in its 4th season

This brunnera has provided beautiful foliage with some pretty blue blooms each year that I've had it, but now in its 4th season in my yard it gave a phenomenal show of pretty blue blooms! They lasted much longer than I remember in the past (probably 3-4 good weeks) and were a lovely addition to the normal spring tulips that were fading and irises coming in.

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Disappointed so far

I recently received my plant, it is the tiniest little cutting with 3 small shoots. For the price, I am not happy. Hoping this plant takes off once planted.

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best of all the brunneras: gorgeous, hardy and big!

I bought this Jack Frost from White Flower Farm and it looked fantastic in its first season. So great that I bought some other varieties (Alexander the Great and Silver Heart) from my local nursery, as plants. The WFF Jack Frost outperformed the other plants in that first season, and has returned with ever greater glory than the others, and is more attractive as well. My nursery specimens are less hardy and less magnificent. Highly recommend this beauty for any shade garden!

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Deer Loved It!

Unfortunately I never got to see what this plant would look like in my garden as the deer started chowing down as soon as these were planted!

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Bought three more this year

Three years ago, I planted three of these in a shade garden on the north side of my house. They are doing so well and have grown and spread so beautifully, that I just ordered and planted three more this spring. The flowers are lovely in the spring, and the foliage is gorgeous all summer long. They are grouped with hostas, ferns, bleeding heart, and lily of the valley.

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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.

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