2012 Perennial Plant of the Year
Brunnera 'Jack Frost'
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 8
Light: Plants thrive in shade but will tolerate morning sun if the soil conditions remain moist.
Soil: This perennial performs best in shady areas with good moisture, retentive soils.
Uses: Jack Frost brunnera may be used along the front of the shade border, is excellent in a container, or can be combined with other ground cover perennials, such as hostas, ferns, and epimediums.
Unique Qualities: From mid-to late spring, blue forget-me-not blossoms are held in clusters several inches above the brilliant frosty silvery leaves. Rough leaf texture makes this perennial less palatable to browsing dear.