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Pulmonaria longiflora ‘Roy Davidson’, Lungwort

‘Roy Davidson’ lungwort, is a cheerful, easy perennial and one of the finest perennials available to brighten shady locations. This refined performer will take your breath away. This clump-forming lungwort cultivar, like many of the hosta, is more valued for its attractive foliage than its flowers. Grows typically to 9-18″ high and spreads to 18-24″ wide. Features mostly basal clumps of large, medium green leaves (to 12″ long). The foliage is the winner with this one; the long, narrow leaves are spotted and mottled in silvery white all season long. In the spring, it provides a memorable display of small nodding bright blue, bell-shaped flowers, which emerge from curious hot pink flower buds – the combination is very effective. It is also deer resistant.

Pulmonarias are great plants for the spring garden. They are good to plant under deciduous trees and shrubs and mix in with Hosta and spring bulbs. Plants are tough and adaptable and will take some drought once established. Lungworts make showy ground covers and the newer forms are great specimen plants too. Cut off old flowering stems to prevent seeding and to tidy up the clumps. Plants can also be grown under large clumps of Daylilies and Peonies. They truly look outstanding in large drifts mixed with Ferns and Astilbe. Mass plantings are eye-catching and individual plants will, over a few years grow into large clumps.

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# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
PL980BAG Pulmonaria longiflora 'Roy Davidson', Lungwort 25 4 $46.90

Plant Details +

Botanical Pulmonaria longifolia 'Roy Davidson'
Common Name Lungwort
Family Boraginaceae
Size #1
Height 9-18"
Spacing 18-24"
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Exposure Shade to full shade
Foliage Green with lighter silver speckled, lance-shaped
Flower Pink maturing to sky-blue
Bloomtime April

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Prefer cool soils that are moist and rich in hummus. Must receive constant moisture and not be allowed to dry out, but is very intolerant of wet, poorly drained soils. Spreads very slowly by creeping roots. Divide plants in the fall.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Slugs and powdery mildew are occasional problems. Leaves can depreciate considerably in extremely hot weather or too much sun.