Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

Item #40295


A sport of (and improvement over) everyone's favorite, Brunnera 'Langtrees'

Each silvery leaf is elaborately veined in bright green, like moss growing between stepping-stones

'Jack Frost' grows leaves that are perfectly rounded and can easily be seen while facing up and out. The leaves are the perfect background for the brilliantly bright blue flowers that will grow in early spring.

'Jack Frost' will grow between 12 and 15 inches tall and approximately 18 inches wide in a garden that is partially shaded. The plant appears plump due to how dense it is. Each plant should be planted between 18 and 24 inches apart in order to give them the space they need. It is a hearty plant that is able to tolerate cold snaps and soil that is poorly fertilized, but it does prefer soil that is acidic.

This plant is a part of the Brunnera family which looks great when planted some of the staples of a shade garden, such as ferns, hostas, hellebores, and pulmonarias. No matter what type of plants you decide to plant in your shade garden, 'Jack Frost' will compliment them.


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

Customer Reviews

March 23, 2020

Great shade plant

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I love the light to dark foliage and the flowers are spectacular...I had one in San Jose, CA and immediately bought one for my yard in So. Oregon. Am looking forward to seeing mature!

Kathleen Acquistapace from OR
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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