May 2010 Edrom £3.50 wee pot
Botanical name: Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’
Other names: Siberian bugloss ‘Jack Frost’
Variety or cultivar: ‘Jack Frost’ _ ‘Jack Frost’ is a clump-forming perennial, with broad, hairy, heart-shaped leaves which are silver with green veins and blue forget-me-not type flowers in spring.
Flower: Blue in Spring
Foliage: Veined, Silvery-grey, Green in All seasons
Habit: Cushion or Mound Forming
Pests: Generally pest free. The fact that slugs don’t like the leaves gives this plant an edge over hostas for shade planting. These two plants work well interplanted together.
Pruning: Cut stems and leaves down to the ground in autumn when they turn brown.
Propagation: Divide and replant the roots of crowded clumps in autumn or early spring.50×50cm after 2-5 years.
Cultivation: Plant in the autumn or spring in any ordinary soil. Tolerates either sun or shade, although if planted in full sun less tolerant of drought.
Soil types: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Partial Shade, Full Shade
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)