It looks like Jack Frost, closer inspection of Brunnera Macrophylla Sea Heart side by side may reveal subtle differences.
Performance in our Fife garden
In late March last year, I planted three of these Brunnera Macrophylla Sea Heart. Being North East facing the back garden seemed the best area for this woodlander.
Early April the flowers started to show and bloomed profusely, not just in Spring but right through the Summer with regular removal of spent stems.
I don’t know what it is but every perennial plant in our Fife garden flowers for a much longer period than that stated by the grower. Perhaps its the soil and once the nutrients diminish I will have a different story to tell.
This Spring, flowers were showing in late March smothering the plants in April/May.
Myra has a preference for Jack Frost, I am going with Sea Heart.
Striking silver heart-shaped leaves veined green. The blue forget me not like flowers are more than an added bonus.
Blooms profusely in April/May continuing much longer with the removal of spent stems.
This woodlander grows best of all in semi-shade and will also perform pretty well in deeper shade. Actually here in Scotland, it doesn’t seem to object to full sun.
• Hardiness – fully hardy perennial
• Height – 30/45cm – 12/18 inches
• Propagation – if outgrowing the position, divide clumps in Spring (seeds are sterile)
• Position – best in part shade, copes well enough with full sun due to the thicker leaves of this variety
• Common name – Siberian bugloss
• Soil – any reasonable free draining soil is fine, prefers it moist (free draining doesn’t mean dry)
Our Fife back garden in early June
Purdee is now fifteen years old, she ain’t half spoiled.
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