2012 Perennial Plant of the Year
~ January 4, 2012
Brunnera Macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ has been named the Perennial Plant Association’s 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year. It carries the common name Siberian bugloss. And I love it.
I have grown Jack Frost in my own garden for several years and it is one of the greatest garden performers out there. This outstanding perennial plant is known best for its clear, distinctly variegated foliage. The silver/white inside margin of the heart-shaped leaves look their very best on an overcast or rainy day. How many plants can you say that about?
Insect and disease resistant in the extreme! I love what ‘Jack Frost’ does in my woodland garden and I think that you will enjoy it in a shady spot in your garden too. Note the ‘forget-me-not’ type sky-blue flowers in early spring.
Light – Perfect for a woodland garden. ‘Jack Frost’ prefers shade but can handle a sunny location. Requires afternoon shade to prevent leaf scorch.
Soil – This plant performs well in all but the driest conditions.
Hardiness – USDA Zones 2 to 9
Brunnera “Jack Frost” is not difficult to find at retailers and performs well in half sun to full shade locations.