Siberian bugloss

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR)

Siberian bugloss - Brunnera macrophylla  'Jack Frost' (PBR)

Common Name: Siberian bugloss
Genus: Brunnera
Species: macrophylla
Cultivar: 'Jack Frost' (PBR)

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/Silver, VariegatedFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained




    In early spring large mid-green, heart-shaped leaves that look as though they have been dusted with silver appear followed by tall sprays of tiny bright blue forget-me-not-like flowers. For the best variegation a sheltered shady site is essential. Although it prefers moist conditions Brunnera will tolerate dry soil once established and will spread to form a large clump. This is a gorgeous groundcover plant for the front of a border or lighting up moist shady areas under the canopy of deciduous trees or for edging a woodland path.

  • Garden care: Cut back to the base of the plant any stems with leaves that revert to plain green. Lift and divide the plant every two or three years in late autumn.


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