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Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass'


Brunnera 'Looking Glass' has nearly all silver leaves, heart shaped, with blue forget-me-not flowers.

This sport of the oh-so-popular ‘Jack Frost’ has incredible completely silver leaves (‘Jack Frost’ has green veins). But you must follow a simple recipe. Take one ‘Looking Glass’ and add it to one prominent spot in the shade border. Combine with plants of contrasting foliage. Add a small measure of trust and a dash of patience. ‘Looking Glass’ won’t achieve its all silver look until it’s mature in a year or so. Until then it will look like ‘Jack Frost’ but definitely worth the short wait. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Common Name: Heartleaf Alkanet

Family: Boraginaceae (The Borage Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woodland settings in dappled shade.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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