Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’

Siberian bugloss

(1 customer review)


Discover the enchanting beauty of Brunnera ‘Jack Frost,’ a mesmerising perennial that adds a touch of magic to any garden. With its heart-shaped, silver-frosted leaves glistening like moonlight, this plant captivates the eye and creates an ethereal atmosphere. In early spring, delicate sprays of azure-blue, forget-me-not-like flowers emerge, providing a stunning contrast against the silver foliage.

Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ thrives in shade, making it the perfect choice for brightening up dim corners in your garden. Its graceful clump-forming habit makes it an ideal ground cover or accent for woodland gardens. With minimal maintenance requirements, this cultivar thrives in moist, well-draining soil but can also cope with dry shade where few other plants will succeed.


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Origin: The Caucasus Mountains
Genus: Brunnera
Species / Cultivar: macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
Common Name: Siberian bugloss

Plant Biography

Brunnera macrophylla, commonly known as Siberian Bugloss or False Forget-Me-Not, has a history rooted in Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Native to regions like Russia and the Caucasus, it was introduced to the horticultural world in the late 19th century. Its attractive heart-shaped leaves and delicate blue flowers resembling forget-me-nots quickly captured the attention of gardeners. Over time, various cultivars, including ‘Jack Frost,’ emerged, gaining popularity for their striking foliage patterns. Brunnera macrophylla remains a cherished and widely grown perennial, valued for its shade tolerance, low-maintenance nature, and ability to add charm and allure to shaded landscapes and woodland gardens.

Don’t miss the opportunity to elevate your landscape with the allure of Brunnera ‘Jack Frost.’ Embrace the enchantment and beauty this unique plant brings to your outdoor space.

Brunnera macr. 'Jack Frost'
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Medium
Once it is established, this plant is likely to only require watering during drier periods.
Situation: Part Shade to Full Shade
Can enjoy several hours of direct sunlight, but also happy in full shade.
Eventual Height: 0.1-0.5m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 0.5-1m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK, even in the harshest winters.

Expert Tip

As with many variegated cultivars, 'Jack Frost' will occasionally send up a sucker which has reverted to plain green. Be sure to remove these to encourage the main plant to remain variegated.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Brunnera Jack Frost, a captivating perennial, thrives in partial to full shade and well-draining soil. Regular watering is crucial during the growing season, but avoid waterlogged conditions. With heart-shaped silver leaves and delicate blue forget-me-not-like flowers, it reaches a height of 30 to 45 cm and spreads about 45 to 60 cm.

1 customer review for Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’

Fine plant, arrived quickly.

Ian D. (verified owner)