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

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

SKU: F24900
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Siberian Bugloss; Heartleaf Bugloss
Hardiness Zone: 3-8S/W Exposure: Part Shade to Shade
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Blooms In: May-Jun
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 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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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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

A viewer from Hudson Valley, NY (zone 6)

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!

MissKris in MD from Silver Spring, MD

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

Semi-novice gardener from Pittsburgh, PA

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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Lovely and hardy perennial

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.

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A Gorgeous Plant for a Planter

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.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

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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