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Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass'
Common Name: Heartleaf Alkanet Family: Boraginaceae (The Borage Family)

Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass'
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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.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Central and Eastern Asia
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Woodland settings in dappled shade.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Loves Shade Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourSilver 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Polemonium caeruleum "'Bressingham Purple'"
Athyrium nipponicum "'Burgundy Lace'"

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