The attractive raspberry-pink blooms appear early, but the brilliant silver-spotted leaves and upright habit are what make this an exceptional Lungwort. A cross between P. longifolia 'Bertram Anderson' and P. rubra 'Barfield Pink.' PP 12,138.
These shade-loving natives of Europe and Asia are among the easiest and most desirable perennials for low light. They spread slowly from the initial clump to form an attractive ground cover. Choose a spot for them that stays moist (not wet) and has soil rich in organic matter. Cutting off old leaves right after bloom will stimulate a fresh crop that will look good for the rest of the season. They make an exquisite underplanting for Ferns, Hostas, and spring-flowering bulbs such as Daffodils. They're also useful as a soft but bright edging for a shady border. Not suited to conditions in the desert Southwest.
For more information on growing Pulmonaria, click Growing Guide.
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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
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Rachel - novice from Bernardsville, NJ
I have had this in my yard for 2 years, it is such a full foilage plant, I get so many compliments on it as it is placed near a picnic table we use often. We have it in a small raised bed with a rock ledge behind it as a backdrop, and it stands out beautifully. Once the flower dies back the leaves stay vibrant and beautiful. We have it planted near some ferns under the partial shade of a large maple tree, it does excellent in partial shade. It is also very easy to care for (as I am not the most accomplished gardener).
WhiteRabbitRage from Seattle, WA
Got these out of desperation for something to grow in dense shade. But they have become beautiful! Huge, neat clumps, some leaves over a foot long.Some of my clumps are over 2' high. They look so cheerful and lush. The shade is so dense even Hosta won't grow, but these guys look super.
Kooky from Lake Erie, Ohio
I have had these in my garden for at least 5 years. They come back beautifully every year. They are probably my single favorite thing I have growing - they are playful and the fun leaves last all summer. The raspberry flowers (tiny) are lush but only last through early June.
dargardaylilies from Prescott, MI
i'm in northern MI z4 iffy z3 micro. have had for 4 years. mine blooms for along time, but has adequate moisture in spring gets dry in summer but water when i can. has very little leaf loss over winter. nice leaves all season. have lots of deer and don't bother. am moving to NC mountains and want to get as many of different color flowers to plant up a mountain side that has very little sun. one of my favorite spring blooming flowers. a must have for shade with foam flower, jack frost brunnera and woodland phlox and smaller hostas later.
JoanieM6 from Virginia Beach, Va
I have three of these and I was expecting the color to be more like the one in the picture but they actually bloom a dark muddy brownish raspberry color.(Not sure if it's because of the soil here or not) The foliage is pretty though.
Plant Pulmonaria in partial shade or shade and average to damp soil. Plants may disappear in a summer drought, then reemerge when the weather cools and rain returns.
In the South, plants may "mug off" in summer but generally reappear and bloom the following spring. Despite the plants' prickly leaves, slugs find Lungworts appetizing; set out shallow bowls of beer to keep the population in check, or put down diatomaceous earth (available at many garden centers).