Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’
* Common name: False forget-me-not ‘Jack Frost’
* Botanical name: Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’
* What it is: A perennial flower whose main attraction is heart-shaped leaves of silvery-white with green veins and green edges. Spring flowers are light blue on the ends of protruding stems – reminiscent of forget-me-nots.
* Size: 18 inches tall, plant 2 feet apart
* Where to use: Along north and eastern foundations, edging a shady walk or mixed into any perennial shade garden.
* Care: Snip off flower stalks when flowers brown. Water in dry spells to keep leaf edges from browning. Cut foliage to a stub at end of winter. Scatter balanced organic fertilizer around plant base in spring.
* Great partner: Ring around fothergilla ‘Blue Shadow’ (a white-blooming shade shrub with blue leaves). Dark-blue hyacinths are a perfect April pal.