Jack Frost Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost')
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Deciduous Perennial Mounding in the Boraginaceae Family
 

Understatedly elegant, Siberian Bugloss will spread to create a flowering, gorgeous groundcover if planted in just the right shade to partial shade place. Small bright blue Forget-Me-Not flowers float above the foliage each spring, contrasting beautifully with the heavily textured, heart-shaped leaves. These flowers can be removed once they’ve “gone by” for the season to allow the remaining foliage to make a statement all on its own.

Brunnera is one of few groundcovers that will spread without becoming invasive, and many of its varieties sport leaves with a silvery tone that set off the greens of neighboring plants. This is a woodland native, so as long as you give it consistent moisture and cool shade, it should be extremely low maintenance and will calmly hold its own in your garden.

Pros

  • Thrives in full to part shade
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Textured and veined leaves look great when contrasted with neighboring plants
  • Provides not-invasive groundcover

Cons

  • Needs consistent moisture
  • Will not thrive in full sun
  • Grows/spreads quite slowly
 

Plant Data

Mature Size 10 - inches tall. 18 - inches wide.
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Exposure Full Shade - Partial Shade
Moisture Tolerance Medium - Wet: Wet
Zones 4a - 9b
Tags Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Colorful Foliage, Container, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Edging, Fast Growth Rate, For a Shady Spot, Formal Garden, Full Shade, Good for Accents, Good for Asian Garden, Good for Beginners, Good for Borders, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Mass Planting, Good for Rock Garden, Groundcover, Grown For Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Medium, Most Popular, Naturalizing, Non-Allergenic, Normal Soil, Partial Shade, Perennial, Rabbit Resistant, Showy Flowers, Tolerant of Moist Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Wet, Wet Site Tolerant, Winter Interest, Woodland Garden Blue or Purple Flowering Perennials, Full Shade Perennials, New and Unique Perennials, Small Perennials
Bloom Period April to May
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color
 

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