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
Garden Style:Patio Container, Eclectic, Rock Garden, Woodland Shade
Other Features:Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Mass Planting, Specimen, Focal Point
Origin:Not Native to North America
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.
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.