Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR)

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Buy Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR) Siberian bugloss: large, silvery leaves and frothy blue flowers


  • 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"

good in semi shade

4

look well with miniature daffodils

armandii

hebden bridge

Yes

I recommend this plant, and would buy it again

5

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

Evi

Wales

Yes

A year round performer

4

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.

Suzi9

London

Yes

Brunnera Jack Frost

4

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

Monica

Harrogate

Yes

review of new plant

5

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.

Lizzie

Wirral

Yes

Be prepared to wait for developments

4

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.

Kitty

Nottingham

Yes

Gorgeous leaves, sublime blue flowers

5

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.

Country Girl

Warwickshire

Yes

Lovely plants

5

Lovely filler in shady areas.

Ynot

Norfolk

Yes

lovely plant

5

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.

Mash

Nottingham

Yes

Beautiful plant!

5

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!

RosMum

London

Yes

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