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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

11

Attractive, silver and green, heartshaped foliage and dainty blue flowers brighten up a shady spot in the garden.

Scientific  Name:

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

Common Name 1

› Largeleaf Brunnera

Family:

Boraginaceae

Origins:

Turkey

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Siberian Bugloss

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

3

Sun Preference:

Shade

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Prefers consistently moist, organically rich soils in shady areas. Generally intolerant of dry soils.

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Gray-Green

Foliage Description:

Basal leaves green heart shaped form a foliage mound which remains attractive throughout the growing season. Smaller upper leaves are elliptic.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Blue

Flower Description:

Small, blue, forget-me-not-like flowers with white centers bloom in airy, branched racemes rising well above the foliage on slender stems to 18" tall in spring.

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

12-18"

Mature spread:

18-30"

Growth rate:

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

no

Attracts Butterflies:

no

Native Habitat:

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

yes

Wildlife Use:

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

yes

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Apr

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

May

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Clumps slowly spread by creeping rhizomes to form thick ground covers. Plants may self seed in optimum growing conditions, but seedlings of variegated forms may not come true (may lose variegation).

Insect Pests:

No serious insect problems. Slugs and snails are occasional visitors.

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

No serious disease problems.

Environmental Problems:

Foliage may scorch in hot summer sun.

Landscape Problems:

Plants may self seed in optimum growing conditions.

Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Landscape Application
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Plant Maintenance Information

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

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