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Brunnera Jack Frost

No longer available this season.
This stunning Brunnera has heart-shaped, silver-green foliage with green veins. Jack Frost is the perennial of the year for 2012. (Brunnera macrophylla)
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Botanical Name
Brunnera macrophylla
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Shade
Mature Height
12-16" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


The Brunnera Jack Frost was voted Perennial of The Year for 2012, by the Perennial Plant Association.

Brunnera (common name Siberian bugloss) forms an attractive mound of rough-textured, heart-shaped leaves. In spring, clusters of small, light blue flowers appear, perched on airy, branched stems held high above the foliage. The plant prefers moist, organically rich soil and medium to full shade. Brunnera makes an excellent ground cover in moist, shady spots, where it will spread by rhizomes and self-sow to slowly fill in an area. Ideal for woodland gardens and alongside streams and ponds -- anywhere the soil remains consistently moist.

Also good for large containers, where you can enjoy the forget-me-not-like flowers up close and snip a few stems to add to a cut flower arrangement.