Monday, March 26th, 2012...12:00 am

Perennial Plant of 2012 – Siberian Bugloss


Brunnera macrophylla ‘Variegata’ 心葉牛舌草 by beautifulcataya

If you want to plant the Perennial Plant of 2012, it is Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’. The common name is Siberian bugloss. These shade loving perennial plants have flowers that look like light blue forget-me- nots but with lovely heart shaped leaves. Jack Frost’s green leaf has a silvery grey covering on top with only the green of the veins showing through so it looks frosty.

The plant flowers from mid to late spring but the leaves stay pretty all summer long. Jack Frost will tolerate heat more for Southern growers- it grows in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 – 8.

Jack Frost was introduced in 2000 by Walter’s Gardens, Inc. It makes a pretty ground cover because it only grows to be about 15 inches tall. It likes a soil with a pH of 7.

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