2012 Perennial Plant of the Year….Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’!

Unidentified blue flower in upstate New York

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Exciting News! Wanted to share!

 David Kuack January 10, 2011 Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ named 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year - Image

Members of the Perennial Plant Association have selected Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ as the 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year. In addition to the winner, the other choices for 2012 were Panicum virgatum ’Northwind’, Heuchera ‘Caramel’ and Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’. Over 400 plants were nominated this year.
Discovered at Walters Gardens in Zeeland, Mich., in 1999, B. macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ was commercially introduced in 2000. The deer-resistant plants produce silver-gray foliage and reach a height and width of 12-15 inches. Plants produce racemes of blue star-like flowers in mid to late spring. ‘Jack Frost’ is hardy to USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8.
The 2011 Perennial Plant of the Year is Amsonia hubrichtii.

Pictured: 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’
Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

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