A sight to behold! The leaves of ‘Jack Frost’ are intricately detailed with a crackle-like finish. Though the leaves are dark green, they have a heavily frosted overlay which allows only the green veining to show through. From mid to late spring, baby blue, forget-me-not type blossoms are held in clusters several inches above the shimmering foliage. The effect is breathtaking.
Tip for southern growers and gardeners: ‘Jack Frost’ tolerates heat better than the older brunnera cultivars. Brunneras are classic perennials that are treasured for their shade tolerance and lovely blooms. They make a fantastic groundcover, though the variegated forms may be slower to spread than the species. Try growing them in containers too so they will be close at hand when you want to snip a few blooms for a spring bouquet.
Height: 12.0-15.0 Inches
Spread: 12.0-15.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Blue shades
Foliage Color: Silver/grey shades
Sunlight: Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun) Full Shade (< 4 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements: Average Water Needs, Consistent Water Needs
Soil Quality: Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry: Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0), Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Bloomtime: Mid Spring, Late Spring
Attracts Wings: Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant: Deer Resistant
Growth Rate: Medium