Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

Brunnera

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
  • Common name: Brunnera
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 45cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Brunnera is an ideal plant to choose if you're looking for something a little more unusual for the spring garden. Throughout April and May, Brunnera 'Jack Frost' is covered with lots of small, bright blue flowers which look rather like forget-me-nots. These are complemented by the beautiful heart-shaped foliage which is a pale silver-grey with pronounced dark green veins.

To get the best results, grow Brunnera 'Jack Frost' in a moisture-retentive, humus-rich soil, where it will form lush attractive ground cover. It looks particularly striking planted in drifts in the woodland garden.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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