Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR)

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Takes some beating as ground cover; an absolute delight planted alongside spring-flowering bulbs and hardy ferns in the cottage garden or spring flower border

Lucy Summers - Greenfingers Guides

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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil:fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    In early spring, large, mid-green, heart-shaped leaves that look as though they have been dusted with silver appear, followed by tall sprays of tiny, bright blue, forget-me-not-like flowers. For the best variegation, a sheltered, shady site is essential. Although it prefers moist conditions, brunnera will tolerate dry soil once established, and will spread to form a large clump. This is a gorgeous groundcover plant for the front of a border, or lighting up moist, shady areas under the canopy of deciduous trees, or for edging a woodland path.

  • Garden care: Cut back to the base of the plant any stems with leaves that revert to plain green. Lift and divide the plant every two or three years in late autumn.

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CrocusBrunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR)
 
4.6

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  • Healthy (9)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Hardy (6)
  • Accurate instructions (5)

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4.0

good in semi shade

By armandii

from hebden bridge

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
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    Comments about Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR):

    look well with miniature daffodils

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced
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    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I recommend this plant, and would buy it again

    By Evi

    from Wales

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      Comments about Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR):

      Very pretty flowers, and is quite happy in a place without much sunshine

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      • Experienced

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A year round performer

      By Suzi9

      from London

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      • Hardy
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          Comments about Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR):

          These are great plants. I planted them in a pretty tough spot - I put them in a our front garden in a dry, semi-shaded spot with stony soil. But they've established really well. Only one got too dry, but i moved it and it has recovered remarkably well.
          They look great with their patterned white/green leaves, and are reasonably slug proof. It's December now and they're looking a bit tatty, but even so they're still the most eye-catching plant in the front garden.
          The only slight drawback for me is that they're quite slow growing, so you'd need a lot to use them as ground cover. Though maybe in a better spot they'd spread faster.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Brunnera Jack Frost

          By Monica

          from Harrogate

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          • Hardy
          • Healthy

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            Comments about Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR):

            Lovely silvery green leaves, with pretty blue flowers on spikes. Leaves die down in winter and need cutting back or they look black and blothy. Come back in spring. Good ground cover, but can be bit invasive

            • Your Gardening Experience:
            • Keen but clueless
             
            5.0

            review of new plant

            By Lizzie

            from Wirral

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              Comments about Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR):

              I have had experience of this plant before and judging by that experience it should be a top notch plant. However, I have not had this particular specimen for a whole season so think it is too soon to judge.

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              4.0

              Be prepared to wait for developments

              By Kitty

              from Nottingham

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions

              Cons

              • Small In Size

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR):

              Was very disappointed when this arrived as there was only a "twig". But after contacting Customer Services I took there advice to wait for it to develop (on the proviso that if it didn't to contact them again)and I now have a very healthy plant which I hope will flower in the new year.

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              5.0

              Gorgeous leaves, sublime blue flowers

              By Country Girl

              from Warwickshire

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              • Attractive
              • Hardy
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                Comments about Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR):

                A wonderful plant with gorgeous silver marked leaves to light up a dark spot. The tiny blue forget-me-not like flowers are a lovely sign of spring and its really pretty tough even tolerating quite dry shade.

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                5.0

                Lovely plants

                By Ynot

                from Norfolk

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                Comments about Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR):

                Lovely filler in shady areas.

                • Your Gardening Experience:
                • Keen but clueless

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                lovely plant

                By Mash

                from Nottingham

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                  Comments about Crocus Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR):

                  I bought and planted 2 of these in a shady spot in my garden, planting them out in March. It has a north westerly aspect so gets late afternoon sun (from about 2:30pm until about 6pm in the height of summer and my soil is heavy clay. Both the plants have done well and grown into really healthy large specimens in the one season. One of them flowered from late May until Mid August and still has a flower remaining (last day in August). The leaves are beautiful and were the reason that I bought the plants, in certain lights they are iridescent. The flowers are really pretty too being true light blue. I really like these and would recommend them to light up a shady spot, they are certainly doing well where I have planted them.

                  • Your Gardening Experience:
                  • Keen but clueless

                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful plant!

                  By RosMum

                  from London

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                    Comments about Crocus Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR):

                    I bought it on the open day last weekend. Never even noticed it in the online catalogue! I guess it's not easy to capture the beauty of it in pictures. Such a lovely plant, the flowers are a beautiful shade of blue, they seem to glow. I like the foliage too. A must-have!

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