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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' - 6/20/12

A superb introduction, forming a clump of heart-shaped silver leaves, delicately veined with mint green. Sprays of bright blue Forget-me-not flowers appear in mid to late spring.

One of the most exciting Brunneras to come along in years, 'Jack Frost' adds hard-to-find color and dramatic texture to the shade garden with bright silver leaves veined in deep green. These rounded leaves are perfectly formed, facing up and out for maximum show, and offer a brilliant backdrop to the small clusters of bright blue flowers that appear in earliest spring.

'Jack Frost' grows 12 to 15 inches tall (up to 18 inches when the slender bloomstalks sway above the foliage) and 18 inches wide in the partially shaded garden. It prefers acidic soil, but is generally not fussy about conditions, withstanding cold snaps admirably and tolerating soil of poor fertility. The clumps are very dense and plump in appearance, so if you are planting more than one together, space the plants 18 to 24 inches wide to give them space to show off their nicely rounded form.