Jade Frost (cracking name!) presents an evergreen rosette of blue–green leaves with creamy white margins which turn pink in the colder months and, in summer, clusters of silvery blue spiky flowers on sturdy, intensely blue stems. From a sport discovered in Cornwall a few years ago and possibly one of the the most striking variegated plants you’ll ever see! Give it some sun. Tolerates dry soils. 2 feet. 2 litre pot.
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On a visit to another nursery, Rob was so taken with a single specimen of Eryngium Jade Frost seen there, that he had to seek some out for himself! So we started growing our own stock some years ago, one of the first plants to be grown peat-free by us. They took off so well that we were selling plants before the season ended. There must be something in the soil, as they say.
How Eryngium Jade Frost behaves in winter depends on the temperatures experienced. In most winters the evergreen rosette remains, with the lovely pink variegation very much in evidence, but in harsher winters it may disappear with the plant going completely dormant. Don't worry if this happens: Jade will return come the spring.
Eryngium Jade Frost is such a good plant that it even has its own website and you can find it here. Jim and Megan Cave are the originators and hold the PBR licence; they used to run a nursery, then supplied plug plants online, but we think they are now inactive in that respect.
Eryngium Jade Frost is a hardy evergreen perennial plant with variegated cream and green leaves and silver blue spiky flowers in summer suitable for full sun.