Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’

I really enjoy Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ because of the early spring forget-me-not flowers that it has. And when it is done blooming it has great foliage color contrast for the shade garden that lasts all summer.

Photo Courtesy of  Walters Gardens

Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

(Heartleaf Brunnera) Brunnera ‘Jack Frost‘ PP13,859 is one of the most outstanding foliage perennials ever. The leaves are a frosted silver color with light green veins that break up the silvery overlay. The leaves of ‘Jack Frost’ PP13,859 look like cracked porcelain. The leaves shimmer in the sunlight and brighten any shady area. Blue forget-me-not flowers are an added bonus in the spring.

Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ PP13859 is a woodland plant that should be grown in shaded areas where the soil is rich and consistently moist. In northern climates, morning sun is acceptable as long as the soil do not dry out. Very little care is needed once Brunnera is established. Old foliage should be cut back in the spring rather than in the fall. The old foliage will help to protect the plant during the winter months. A winter mulch is also recommended. Propagation is by division.

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