Common Name: Heartleaf Brunnera, Siberian Bugloss Brunnera M. Jack Frost

Height:12.0-15.0 Inches

Spread:12.0-15.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones:3,4,5,6,7,8


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 NeedsConsistent Water Needs

Soil Quality:Average Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)


Bloomtime:Mid SpringLate Spring

Attracts Wings:Bee Friendly

Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant


Growth Rate:Medium

Garden Style:Patio ContainerEclecticRock GardenWoodland Shade

Other Features:Border PlantContainerCut FlowerCut FoliageMass PlantingSpecimenFocal 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.