Brunnera m. 'Jack of Diamonds' Description
Absolutely massive leaves set ‘Jack of Diamonds’ apart from the rest of the brunnera crowd. Each leaf grows 9-10” wide and is absolutely brimming with detail - a network of dark green veins cuts through a heavy silver overlay. In spring equally delicate-looking flowers, resembling forget-me-nots, join the show in clusters about a foot above the foliage. All in all, this rather petite plant has a very grand look and brings quite a lot of interest to the shade garden.Special features:Cold hardy, Deer resistant, Easy care, Foliage interest, Multi-season interest, Variegated, Cut flower
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- Botanical name:
Brunnera 'Jack of Diamonds'
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- Sun exposure:
Shade (-4 hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs/day)
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- Height x width:
14-16" X 28-32"
- Flower color:
Sky blue flowers
- Foliage color:
Silver with green veins
Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Mass planting, Ornamental, Small spaces, Specimen, Under planting, Woodland
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- Patent #: PPAF
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Soil: Average to humus-rich soil.
Light: Full to part shade - can tolerate six hours of indirect sun each day. Shade is necessary for healthy plants and abundant blooms. If exposed to more sun it will require moist soil or supplemental watering to keep foliage from burning.
Water: Moderate, prefers even moisture.
Spacing: Plant 2' apart.
Fertilizing: Grow in well-drained soil that is moderately fertile and humus-rich. Fertilizing at planting time or during the first growing season is not recommended. If soil is poor in quality a light scattering of garden fertilizer in spring should be sufficient.
Winterizing: Keep old foliage over winter to protect crowns. After the ground freezes, apply a loose layer of mulch - oak leaves, pine boughs, or straw. You can gradually remove mulch, and cut back old foliage in early spring.
Maintenance & pruning: When the clump starts to deteriorate in the center, it is time to divide it. Plants may be divided easily in early autumn. Plant crowns at soil level. Sometimes self seeds generously, but usually the seedlings have plain green leaves. Remove any green foliage that appears on variegated forms.
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