Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR)

3 × 9cm pots £29.97 £24.00
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Buy Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR) Siberian bugloss: large, silvery leaves and frothy blue flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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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Notes on Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR)

"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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Wonderful foliage

5

I have been really delighted with this plant as I had to dig it up when we moved in February, and it has thrived in its new spot, as well as it did before. Great foliage which is why I grow it but flowers a giod colour too.

Red

Brighton

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Good healthy plants

5

Lovely healthy plants, soon grew to expected size

Greenish fingers

Berkshire

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Perfect ground cover

5

I purchased two of these Brunnera plants from Crocus last year. They were a little slow in getting established but after dying back during the winter months, a plethora of new foliage appeared in March this year, followed by an abundance of dainty bright blue flowers in April. Thereafter, the beautifully shaped and patterned leaves developed into a dwarf forest canopy - providing perfect ground cover. Well worthy of a five star rating.

Kate of Yorkshire

North Yorkshire

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Lovely for a shaded spot

5

Done brilliantly in a shaded border with ferns.

Kate S

Warwickshire

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Very attractive & robust plants

5

Love these plants ! I have planted them in both sunny & shady areas of the garden & they have thrived in all areas.

Ang63

Liverpool

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One to buy again

5

This Brunnera lights up a semi-shady corner in my garden. The flowers of Brunneras are a piercing blue, but the good thing about Jack Frost is that beyond the flowering season, you have the lovely silver-speckled leaves too.

Ever-learning

Oxford

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Brilliant plant

5

No problems excellent plant

JC

South west England

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Great plant!

5

Good little woodland plant

Bloggs

East Sussex

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Reliable hardy groundcover which slugs avoid 😊

4

These plants were much smaller than I expected, however they've picked up well and are getting established so I expect that they will be very good this coming year. I've used Brunnera in my garden before and I wanted good groundcover in a really wide bed which was in shade for part of the day. They're a very good choice for that.

CD

HAMPSHIRE

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It's a fantastic buy

5

This is a beautiful plant for the driest full shade

lili

guildford

Brunnera macrophylla Jack Frost (PBR)

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100.0

When is best to plant this plant. I would like to plant this now (in Scotland) as a memorial in a woodland. Would that be possible or should I wait until after winter. It is not yet too cold here (13* approx.) Many thanks Cat x

Thomcat

These are fully hardy, so can be planted at any time of the year - provided the ground is not waterlogged or frozen.

Helen

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