Jack Frost Brunnera Landscape
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Brilliant Blue Backdrop - Jack Frost Brunnera!

  • Lively Bright-Blue Flowers in Spring
  • Early Spring Bloom Time
  • Clusters of Forget-Me-Not-Like Flowers!
  • Dark Green & Silvery Green Foliage
  • Heart-Shaped Leaves
  • Mottled Like ‘Cracked Porcelain’
  • Grows in Deep Shade & Part Shade
  • Dry Soil & Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Container Gardens!
  • Beds, Borders, Ground Cover & Understory Plantings
  • Pollinator and Bee Friendly!
  • Deer-Resistant
  • 2012 Award-Winning Perennial Plant of the Year

Frosted beauty and delightful blue blooms! The Jack Frost Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost') features frosty silver leaves that offer a brilliant backdrop to the small clusters of bright, baby blue flowers which appear in the earliest spring!

This award-winning variety adds hard-to-find color and dramatic texture to the shade garden with its bright silver leaves featuring deep green veining. The unique foliage is known to resemble cracked porcelain or that they’ve been kissed by frost!

These are wonderful plants that shine in the deep shade, brightening the darker, dreary corners of your landscape with frosted greens and baby blue hues!

Also known as Siberian Bugloss, Brunnera blooms resemble blue Forget-me-not flowers! The blooms are held high in graceful clusters, adding an airy and delicate texture to your garden beds.

How to Use Jack Frost Brunnera In The Landscape

This Brunnera is a wonderful perennial to brighten up shady areas and will look great with any shade plant on the market today! Use them along borders so they can modestly spread and colonize your edging and paths for a neat and tidy appearance.

Perfect sized for shady container gardening, add to planters and shady window boxes for a bright highlight of color. Balcony and patio gardens in the dappled shade will gain a boost of early to mid-spring color and silvery foliage as a backdrop for later emerging perennials.

Well-behaved Perennial and Cottage garden additions, the courteous spreading of these perennials makes them fantastic for forming clumps throughout your garden beds.

Use as a neat groundcover and en masse plantings for dry shade, you’ll enjoy allowing these to modestly form larger colonies along the back of your property. But don’t worry, deer will rarely bother these lovelies!

Try a combination of plants with Jack Frost such as, Hostas, Ferns, Pulmonarias, and particularly Hellebores, which often bloom at the same time! The silver and white foliage of this Brunnera will lighten the shade and offer superb contrast to the surrounding greens.

Skirt these graceful heart-shaped leaves around leggy shrubs and trees to hide their bare stems, or just to add a clean, finished look around tree trunks, garden urns and sculptures. Delicately textured for spilling and rambling throughout a shaded Rock garden.

#ProPlantTips For Care

The Jack Frost Brunnera does require full shade in most areas. In the cooler north, the morning sun is tolerated. However, in the south, dense shade is necessary for the best growth where it will be protected from the harsh summer or afternoon sun.

Incredibly cold-hardy, Jack Frost does best in USDA growing zones 3 through 8. Requiring consistently moist, well-drained soil, and doing its very best in rich soils, be sure to enrich your soil with compost and organic matter at the time of planting.

Prune in very early spring before the new foliage emerges, and giving the plant a fresh clean look for the growing season. Otherwise, Brunnera does not require a lot of extra care, so it’s a sure garden pleaser!

It's a great idea to add mulch near the base of the plants to maintain adequate soil moisture. Mulch also insulates the roots from heat and cold, plus adds a fantastic finished look to your landscaping.

Requiring consistent moisture during that crucial establishment period, Brunnera are dry shade tolerant once established. For the best look, health and longevity of your investment, however, be sure to water in times of drought and during the summer heat.

Adding to the benefits, this variety Brunnera is deer-resistant and bee-friendly. Add this one to your cart and place your order online today at NatureHills.com for highly sought-after true blue blooms and unique silvery-green foliage!


Learn more about creating the perfect shade garden in our Garden Blog!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Jack Frost Brunnera Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Dry
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Green with Silvery Overlay
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Early Spring
Fragrant No