Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

Variegated Siberian Bugloss

Herbaceous Perennial

Silvery blue heart-shaped variegated foliage of Brunnera 'Jack Frost' lights up a shady garden bed. In spring, blue "forget-me-not" type flowers add interest, but foliage alone is main reason that this plant is so valuable. Pair with ferns, hosta, and other shade-loving perennials. Especially showy in combination with plants with dark foliage. For example, try it with Heuchera 'Mahogany'.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 12 - 18 tall x 12 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Mounding
Foliage Texture: Bold
Foliage Quality: Bold

Features: Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Silver / Gray, Variegated
Leaf Shape: Heart-shaped

Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Season: Mar, Apr, Spring

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border, matrix / mingler
Plant Behavior: Clumping
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading

Plant Combos