“So good, it’s almost too good” my friend and colleague Richie Steffen, Curator at the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden, said about this plant when it was selected as a Great Plant Pick (www.greatplantpicks.org). This is a fairly new addition to the Soest garden as part of a collection of various silver-variegated cultivars. ‘Jack Frost’ is, by far, the most popular of these selections for its large heart-shaped silver leaves netted in green, profuse “forget-me-not” blooms in mid-late spring, and remarkable vigor and hardiness. It is fabulous in containers and in Bed 6 of the Soest Garden a happy clump is establishing under ornamental grasses. When grown in more shade, it is stunning growing with the silvery tones of Japanese Painted Ferns, Blue Hostas and Epimediums.
Origin: Garden Origin
Height: 24” with flowers
Bloom Time: Late March-May
Bloom Color: Pale Blue
Sun: Part-Full Shade (avoid hot afternoon sun)
Water/Soil: Moist/rich-well drained. Requires minimal summer watering.