Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

Item #40295
Buy 3+ at $29.95 ea.


Bright green veins highlight this silvery beauty for dramatic texture

'Jack Frost' is one of the most beautiful Brunnera varieties to emerge in recent years.

"A Brunnera like no other", the 'Jack Frost' heartleaf is visually stunning with sliver leaves that are veined with a rich, deep green. This beautiful plant adds a touch of dramatic charm to your shade garden and sports bright blue flowers in spring that further enhance its color.

Growing 12" to 15" tall, the 'Jack Frost' is low maintenance. It prefers partial shade and slightly acidic soil but is hardy and can tolerate the occasional cold snap as well as soil that is less fertile. It is a voluminous plant that plumps nicely, so if planting more than one be sure to space them 18" to 24" apart so as not to restrict the plant's dense form.

Other plants in the shade garden such as ferns or hellebores often bloom in tandem with the 'Jack Frost', making this brunnera a perfect complement to your existing flora. When paired with a Royal Heritage hellebore the results are amazing as the silver 'Jack Frost' leaves contrast wonderfully with the hellebore blooms. 'Jack Frost' thrives in moist, well-drained soil.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Brunnera
Species macrophylla
Variety 'Jack Frost'
ppaf PP13859
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 3 - 7
Bloom Start To End Early Spring
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 12 in - 15 in
Plant Width 18 in
Additional Characteristics Flower
Bloom Color Blue
Foliage Color Gray, Light Green, Medium Green, Silver/Gray, White
Light Requirements Part Shade, Shade
Resistance Deer Resistance
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Ornamental, Outdoor, Winter Interest
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

April 27, 2014

Beautiful even when neglected

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I planted one several years ago and am always delighted when I start my spring clean up and see this hardy little plant in bloom. When I said hardy, I mean it. I plant it and it must grow with my great expectations rather that lots of attention.

Leslie from VA
June 19, 2012

Very nice

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

We purchased two of the Jack Frost, we based our decision on the very helpful grow zone chart, and the fact that it would be quite shaded. They plant has not yet flowered, but it looks healthy and is growing. I love the white on the leaves! Another great purchase from Wayside.

Sarah from PA
January 23, 2012

superb in the semi-shade garden

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Brunnera, if planted in the right place and soil, is a fabulous addition to the shade garden - with a backdrop of tall ferns and in the company of shy Liriope or Pulmonaria.

margaretha from NY

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