ALL BRUNNERA BLOOM with a gentle spray of bright blue forget-me-knot flowers held high above the foliage in early spring. However, not all Brunneras perform the same in the garden.
TWO DECADES AGO, 'Jack Frost' established the commercial viability of Brunneras with its reliable variegation and a much longer season of appeal in the garden for its time. Until recently, 'Jack Frost' was the definition of a good Brunnera.
TODAY, things are different. Four related cultivars now extend the Brunnera look into bigger sizes, warmer climates, and much heavier silver frostings. Their appearance is timely. As suburbs mature, more homes are built among the trees and gardeners look for Hosta alternatives in deer-ravaged areas.