Brunnera macrophylla Jack Frost
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' photo courtesy Walters Gardens

Heartleaf Brunnera

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' is a fantastic shade plant! It has light green venation with a frosty silver overlay that creates a shimmering cracked porcelain effect. The blue flowers appear in the spring.

  • Height: 30 - 46 cm (12 - 18 in)
  • Spread: 30 - 46 cm (12 - 18 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: partial to full shade
  • Bloom Time: spring
  • Leaf Colour: green and silver
  • Bloom Colour: blue
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Brunnera is an easy care undemanding perennial that thrives in rich well drained garden soil in partial shade. It is not a fan of hot dry conditions but will take morning or late afternoon sun as long as the soil stays evenly moist. It seldom needs dividing. To keep the plant looking attractive shear the spent flower heads after flowering.