Brunnera – Jack of Diamonds Siberian Bugloss
Bring remarkable leaves and delightful flowers to your shady spots with Jack of Diamonds Brunnera. If you’ve grown Brunnera before, you might be aware of the fan favorite Jack Frost. Jack of Diamonds resembles Jack Frost-if Jack was on steroids. Its gargantuan 9-10″ leaves overlap dramatically at the base giving it a shape similar to the snail delicacy escargot. From a distance the foliage creates a magical circular pattern. Green heart-shaped leaves are covered with a shining silver overlay and deep green veining. From mid to late spring, baby blue, forget-me-not type blossoms are held in clusters above the foliage.
We treasure Brunnera for their delightful flowers, fantastic foliage, and shade tolerance. They make a showy ground cover, brighten dark corners, look lovely with woodland plants, and mix beautifully with other shade lovers in containers. Hardy perennial.
Plant in soil that has been amended with organic matter in part shade locations. Prefers moist soil but tolerant of many conditions. Also known as Alkanet.