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Pulmonaria longifolia ‘Bertram Anderson’ (Lungwort)

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Pulmonaria longifolia ‘Bertram Anderson’ (Lungwort) is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with profuse clusters of bright gentian blue flowers emerging from vibrant pink buds in late spring. Strong-growing, it forms a luminous foliage mound of long, narrow, deep green leaves that are dramatically spotted in silver, and remain attractive throughout the entire growing season if cut back after blooming. Evergreen in mild winter regions, this plant is outstanding for mass plantings and an excellent choice for shady gardens.

  • Grows up to 8-10 in. tall (20-25 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm).
  • Resilient to most pests, deer resistant and is easy to care for.
  • A part shade or full shade lover, it thrives in organically rich, moist and well-drained soils. Dry soils to be avoided! A cool site in partial shade or shade is preferred.
  • A remarkably low-maintenance plant, this excellent performer may be massed as a ground cover. Perfect for shaded beds and borders, banks and slopes, rock gardens or as an edging plant for shady paths.
  • Propagate by division after flowering or in fall
  • Remove flower stems immediately after bloom.
  • Cut back after flowering.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Boraginaceae
Genus Pulmonaria
Common names Lungwort
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Height 8" - 10"
(20cm - 25cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Hummingbirds, Bees
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ (Lungwort)
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Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’ (Lungwort)
Pulmonaria ‘Victorian Brooch’ (Lungwort)
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Bouquet’ (Lungwort)

Recommended Companion Plants

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum (Painted Lady Fern)
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ (Solomon’s Seal)
Astilbe ‘Fanal’ (Arendsii Hybrid)
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ (Bleeding Heart)

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Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Boraginaceae
Genus Pulmonaria
Common names Lungwort
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Height 8" - 10"
(20cm - 25cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Hummingbirds, Bees
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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