Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’™

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’™The 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year! May we introduce you to The Perennial Plant Associations’ selection for “Perennial Plant of the Year”,  Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ PP13859 CPBR1799!  Well, that’s what it officially goes by, but we like to make things a bit more personal here at Knecht’s.  Let’s call him ‘Jack Frost’.’Jack Frost’ is a classic woodland perennial with better heat tolerance than other Brunnera varieties.  It is known for its love of shade as well as its’ dramatic foliage.  Silver leaves with dark green veining produce a “crackle-like finish”.  The stunning foliage becomes a backdrop for a cloud of Wedgwood blue, Forget-me-not-like flowers from mid to late spring.   A breathtaking effect!  The flower stems are great for cutting and make lovely spring bouquets.  Allowing you to bring a bit of your garden indoors.

Brunnera will grow best in full shade or early morning sun and will be most vigorous in rich soil.  ‘Jack Frost’ will tolerate heavier soils provided they are amended with compost or other organic material.  Brunnera has a classic appeal that makes it a wonderful addition to almost any shady site, including shaded rock gardens.  The silvery leaves are capable of brightening a dark corner and pulling light into dreary, shaded areas of the landscape.  Jack Frost has a slow, spreading growth habit that makes it an excellent choice for shady groundcover.

Early Morning Sun to Full Shade

12-15” Tall x 12-15” Wide

Deer Resistant

Zone 3-8

Companion Plants: PulmonariaLungwort, Astilbe, TiarellaFoamflower, HeucheraCoral Bells, DicentraBleeding Heart, Ferns, BergeniaPig Squeak, LamiumDead Nettle, Hosta

This article was submitted by Heidi Brosseau, our Retail Manager.  Visit our Perennial Plant List on our Plant Page to see a listing of all of the perennials we’ll have available in 2012.