Brunnera Looking Glass


  • Height: 30
  • Width: 40
  • Position: Full to Part Shade
  • Available: South Island Only

Think luminous silver in a shade garden and you have the key to what makes this new brunnera so special. Brunnera ‘Looking Glass’ is a sport of the popular ‘Jack Frost’. It has stunning heart-shaped silver leaves even more reflective than its parent. ‘Looking Glass’ is most at home in woodlands or along a shady streambed, where it will form a lush expanse of quiet beauty.

One of its common names, False Forget-me-not, refers to the intense azure flowers. But you'll grow 'Looking Glass' for its striking silvery leaves, which reflect every bit of light, adding a mirror gloss to a woodland border or beds on the shaded side of your house.

Tuck 'Looking Glass' among matte-finished Hostas or with painted ferns ‘Silver Falls and ‘Ursulas’ Red’ for a ray of light in dark places. Shade to part shade preferred. Plant in moist but well drained, organic soils. Requires winter dormancy for growth and flowering, will require some light in winter.