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Brunnera macrophylla

Jack Frost

Brunnera is a great plant for adding texture and form to your winter plantings in containers or window boxes. The very distinct heart shaped leaves are laced with a silver coating and strong green veining all bound by a well defined green margin. The bright blue blooms are a bonus that appear in mid to late spring.

Brunnera is typically found in naturalized areas of woodland gardens or near pond edges. It's an easy to grow plant that requires semi shady, average to moist conditions however, with adequate attention to water the thick leaves can stand up to full sun. This makes for an ideal companion plant for winter combinations in the south but moved to a shadier spot for the duration of the summer.

Brunnera also makes a wonderful cut foliage for floral arrangements.
Jack Frost
  • Planting & Care

Planting Type

  • Containers
  • Border

Seasons

  • Fall
  • Winter

Type

  • Perennial

Sun/Shade

  • Partial Sun
  • Shade

Growth Habit

  • Mounding
  • Water Requirements

    • Normal

    Fertilizer

    • Average

Other

  • Cut Flowers
  • Foliage Interest

Bloom/Interest Range

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Growth Characteristics:
2012 Perennial Plant of the Year. PP13,859

Care & Maintenance:
Prefers moist but well drained soils. Shade from intense sun.