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Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’

Brunnera

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

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Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
  • Common name: Brunnera
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Silver

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.

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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.

How to grow Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Brunnera 'Jack Frost' and wildlife

Brunnera 'Jack Frost' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Brunnera 'Jack Frost' poisonous?

Brunnera 'Jack Frost' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Brunnera 'Jack Frost'