Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
Description: Brings interest to the shaded spring garden especially in woodland areas. From Feb to June 'Jack Frost' is covered with lots of small bright blue forget-me-not like flowers and beautiful heart-shaped foliage with a heavily frosted overlay which allows only the green veining to show through. A stunning effect especially in dappled shade.
Uses: Attractive ground cover which looks particularly striking planted in drifts in the woodland garden.
Climate/Position: Partial shade prefered. The dappled shade under deciduous trees and shrubs is ideal.
Height/Spread: 45cm x 60cm spread
Soil Requirements: Moist humus-rich soil prefered but drought tolerant.
Pruning: Remove browning leaves in autumn - earlier if very dry conditions.
Special Requirements: Plant Breeders Rights apply.
Additional Interest: The earliest Brunnera were seen as cabbage like plants but now many improved varieties. Jack Frost is a sport of the cultivar 'Langtrees' and has great garden value for both flower and foliage.