Lungworts are among the most dependable and showy spring-blooming perennials for shady locations. This selection forms a large clump of long, pointed, shiny silver leaves, with the occasional fleck of green, topped by clusters of large pink bells that change to bright blue as they mature. A charming spectacle when both flower colours appear on the same plant at the same time. Impressive vigor and heat tolerance. Excellent in containers, in the border and as a groundcover when massed. Resistant to powdery mildew. Evergreen in mild winter regions. Plants prefer a rich, moist soil without the competition of surface-rooted trees. Bred and introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries of Oregon. USPP#20059: unlicensed propagation prohibited.
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Deep Blue, Deep Pink
Deep Green, Silver
Hellebore – The dark fingered leaves of hellebores contrast well with rough spotted lungwort foliage in shade.
Primrose – Blooming at the same time, yellow English primroses are good companions for lungwort in light shade.
Hosta – The leaves of hosta emerge as the flowers of lungwort are fading and the basal leaves are expanding. Spotted lungwort shows off well against variegated plantain lilies.
Holly fern – The upright fronds of Christmas fern provide textural contrast and a little height to a planting of lungwort in light shade.