Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash' PP12138
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Lungwort|
Common Name (Alternative): Bethlehem Sage
Dazzling raspberry-pink flower clusters dance among the dark green, silver-spotted leaves in late spring. This variety is characterized by its fairly upright growing habit, profuse flowering abilities, and resistance to powdery mildew. It is one of the very best cultivars available.
Pulmonaria is an underused perennial that grows well in shady gardens. It is especially attractive when planted among hostas, ferns, and brunneras. Its flowers are among the most brilliantly colored blossoms of all perennials.
Intro Year: 1999
Breeder: Dan Heims
Introducer: Terra Nova Nurseries
Parentage: l. 'Bertram Anderson' x 'Leopard'
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Average water needs
Consistent water needs
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Pulmonarias do best in a highly organic, moisture retentive soil. Dry conditions can lead to powdery mildew and leaf scorch. Clean up in the spring by removing old or damaged foliage from the previous year. Some of the older cultivars can open up in the center and thus it becomes necessary to prune them down to ground level for a new fresh flush of foliage. If plants decline or are affected by powdery mildew, prune them back to ground level as well.
Pulmonarias spread slowly by creeping rhizomes, forming a nice patch of foliage.