Common Name: Heartleaf Brunnera, Siberian Bugloss
A number of excellent new forms of Brunnera have been introduced in recent years, and ‘Emerald Mist’ is no exception. An obvious improvement over ‘Langtrees’, this new sport of ‘Jack Frost’ has more silver barring with the bars connecting to form a silver collar around the perimeter of the leaf. In addition, there is a very light dusting of silver over the entire leaf surface.
This variety produces the same tiny, baby blue, forget-me-not type flowers and had the same mounding habit as ‘Langtrees’.
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.
Bee friendly, deer resistant. Blooms in later spring.