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The swiss botanist, Samuel Brunner, was a famous plant collector in the early 1800s who explored Crimea, the Caucasus, Siberia, Italy, and western Africa. He struck botanical gold when he discovered the now eponymous genus brunnera with its attractive, heart-shaped leaves and clusters of small, blue, forget-me-not-like flowers. The genus brunnera contains just 3 species and is very closely related to myosotis (Forget-me-not). Brunnera is popular in northern Europe and the northern US where it thrives in cool, consistently moist locations. (Plant Delights website)


sport of 'Langtrees'

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, Caucasus
  • Asia-Temperate, Western Asia, Turkey

Brunnera macrophylla (Adams) I.M.Johnst. 'Jack Frost'

Genus: Brunnera
Species: macrophylla (Adams) I.M.Johnst.
Cultivar: 'Jack Frost'
Common names: Siberian Bugloss 'Jack Frost'
Distribution summary: Caucasus
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants of the World (B)
Flowering months: March, April, May
Reason for growing: Commemorative

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