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

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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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4.6

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  • Attractive (6)
  • Hardy (4)
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4.0

A year round performer

By Suzi9

from London

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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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      4.0

      Brunnera Jack Frost

      By Monica

      from Harrogate

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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

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        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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          • Accurate Instructions

          Cons

          • Small In Size

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          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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            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.

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            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.

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              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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