Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Silver/Gray foliage. Heart shaped leaves with green prominent green veining.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Sky blue
Flower Time: Spring
Inflorescence Height: 17 inches
Foliage Mound Height: 14 inches
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Requires consistently moist soil, do not let it dry out between waterings.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP13859; EU9772
Awards and Recognitions: Other: RHS Award of Garden Merit (2004); 2005 Great Plant Picks award winner; 2012 PPA Perennial Plant of the Year
Child plants: 2 child plants

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The All Things Plants Top 25 List of Shade Garden PlantsThe All Things Plants Top 25 List of Shade Garden Plants
By dave on May 3, 2014

Let's open Shade Gardens week with a list of the most active entries in our database. Among the thousands of plants that want full or mostly shade, which ones have the most pictures, comments and other details added? Let's find out!

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Posted by Mike (Lower Hudson Valley, New York - Zone 6b) on Aug 24, 2014 8:22 PM

My all-time favorite plant for shade or dappled shade. Mixes well with lungwort, bluebells, heuchera, smaller hostas, columbine, and lamium. The tiny little flowers that rise above the leaves are lovely, but I grow it primarily for its foliage.

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Jan 15, 2012 3:11 AM

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' is the Perennial Plant of the Year for 2012.

I grow this and love it!

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Posted by sherrilosee (Bloomington, IN - Zone 6a) on Aug 14, 2012 7:20 PM

A prolific bloomer and always looks wonderful!

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Mar 13, 2014 12:30 PM

Grows quickly to a nice sized mound. Easy to divide. Brightens up any shady corner.

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Plant Events from our members
jerseyridgearts On June 13, 2014 Obtained plant
replacement purchased from Hornbakers
jerseyridgearts On June 1, 2014 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Catmint20906 On April 17, 2015 Bloomed
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South Dayton Supermarket - $7.99
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