Unique Foliage and Spring FlowersReliable and noteworthy, Raspberry Splash Pulmonaria, also known as Bethlehem Sage, is a perennial valued for its foliage even more than it is for its flowers. Each oval, dark green leaf features silvery-hued splashes coupled with a delightfully fuzzy texture. Short stems shoot above the foliage in spring, supporting clusters of nodding, funnel-shaped blossoms. The gorgeous blooms are clothed in tantalizing shades of raspberry, coral, purple and pink (depending upon their stage of maturity), but culminate in fushia/raspberry tones. Your Raspberry Splash Pulmonaria is a herbaceous perennial that will grow up to 12 inches in height with a 18 to 23 inch spread. It has a mounding nature and does well as an edging plant or planted en masse in a shady spot of your yard. Raspberry Splash also makes quite the colorful “splash” in containers when placed with contrasting plantings. It is disease and pest resistant and quite easy to grow.With their oval, spotted leaves, Pulmonaria (or Lungwort), was once thought to symbolize diseased lungs and used to treat pulmonary infections. Those times are past, and it has now become beloved for its spotted foliage (and other decorative features). Why not try a few in your garden this year!* Decorative foliage* Spring flowersattract hummingbirds* Heavy shade tolerant* Disease & rabbit resistantLungwort for Your Shade Garden.
Silver Spots in the ShadeLungwort Cevennensis, Pulmonaria longifolia ‘Cevennensis’, is a clump forming lungwort that is valued by gardeners for its attractive foliage. It features very long and narrow silvery spotted leaves. In the spring, drooping clusters of funnel-shaped, dark violet-blue flowers appear. Lungwort Cevennensis is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade, but it prefers cool soils that are moist and humusy. This lungwort is very tolerant of wet, poorly drained soils, so it must have constant moisture and not be allowed to dry out. Leaves can depreciate considerably in extremely hot weather or too much sun. Keeping the plant moist will maintain an attractive foliage after bloom and throughout the summer. Lungwort Cevennensis spreads very slowly by creeping roots, and it is best to divide the plants in the fall. It is deer resistant.*Dark Violet Blue Flowers*Silver Spots on Lance Shaped Leaves*Part Shade and Moist Soil.
Shady Pink Fade OutThe Lungwort High Contrast, ‘Pulmonaria’, also known as Bethlehem Sage, is a great ground cover for any shady area, helping to lighten up parts of the garden. The large pink flowers fade to blueThe green foliage is wavy, spear-shaped and speckled with silver. It is mildew resistant. ‘High Contrast’ has a plant height of 18” and a spread of 18-23”. ‘High Contrast’ needs to be planted in a fully shaded area with well-drained soil. ‘High Contrast’ is a vigorous grower and is resistant to slugs. This plant is great for a first time gardener.*Large Pink Flowers Fade to Blue*Silver Spots on Wavy Lance Shaped Leaves*Full Shade and Well Drained Soil .
Pulmonaria (Lungwort) Silver Bouquet, Pulmonaria ‘Silver Bouquet’, is one of the most dependable and showy spring-blooming perennials for shady locations! This lungwort makes a stark contrast of beautiful pink-blue flower clusters up against its silver foliage. The unique intensely silver shorter foliage is edged and splashed with lime-green and provides an all season interest. Silver Bouquet combines wonderfully with other shade loving plants. The foliage is lovely enough to grow even without flowers! In late winter, this deciduous clump begins to re-emerge, topped with clusters of bubblegum-like flowers of blue and pink that hover just above the foliage. Silver Bouquet has excellent vigor, heat tolerance, and resistance to both deer and rabbits. Use in borders, plant in mass or use in combination containers. This plant prefers a rich, moist soil without the competition of surface-rooted trees..
The Pulmonaria ‘Mrs. Moon’, Pulmonaria saccharata, also known as Lungwort or Bethlehem Sage, is a great ground cover for any shady area, helping to lighten up parts of the garden. The foliage is fuzzy and dark green, speckled with silver and red to pink flowers that often turn into blue in May. ‘Mrs. Moon’ has a plant height of 10-12” and a spread of 18-23”.‘Mrs. Moon’ needs to be planted in a full shaded area with well-drained soil. It is a wonderful contrast with hostas, under shrubs and along paths. ‘Mrs. Moon’ is a vigorous grower and resistant to slugs and great for a first time gardener..