Every purchase supports the work of the RHS Every purchase supports the work of the RHS
  • Siberian bugloss
  • Eventual height: 0.4m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (PBR)

Siberian bugloss

RHS award of garden merit £6.99
Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
Quantity

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil:fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    In early spring, large, mid-green, heart-shaped leaves that look as though they have been dusted with silver appear, followed by tall sprays of tiny, bright blue, forget-me-not-like flowers. For the best variegation, a sheltered, shady site is essential. Although it prefers moist conditions, brunnera will tolerate dry soil once established, and will spread to form a large clump. This is a gorgeous groundcover plant for the front of a border, or lighting up moist, shady areas under the canopy of deciduous trees, or for edging a woodland path.

  • Garden care: Cut back to the base of the plant any stems with leaves that revert to plain green. Lift and divide the plant every two or three years in late autumn.

Share

Goes well with...

  • Dryopteris affinis Cristata
    Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata'
    £9.99 Buy
  • Lamprocapnos spectabilis Alba
    Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba'
    £5.99 Buy
  • Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans
    Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans
    £8.99 Buy
  • Hosta Devon Green
    Hosta 'Devon Green'
    £6.99 Buy