Pulmonaria 'Roy Davidson'

Pulmonaria 'Roy Davidson'

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Cold Hardy to Zone 3
SKU 28927
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Key Characteristics

3 - 8

Mature Height

12 IN

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Part Shade, Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Pulmonaria 'Roy Davidson'

Pulmonaria 'Roy Davidson' is a deciduous to semievergreen (in warm climates) perennial offering 3 seasons to nearly year-round interest. Blooming in early spring, the plant sets drooping clusters dense with funnel-shaped flowers that emerge from hot pink buds, turn pale pink, and mature to sky blue with age. Bees adore these pollen and nectar-rich flowers.

A Pulmonaria longifolia, commonly known as lungwort, 'Roy Davidson' is a bushy, herbaceous plant with a low growing, spreading habit of large, narrow, medium green leaves, generously speckled and spotted with silver, that form a fuzzy basal rosette. Rhizomatous, the plant slowly spreads by creeping roots, but is not invasive. A cottage garden classic, shown to best effect when massed or grouped, lungwort is typically grown as a showy groundcover in mixed beds and borders, but it makes a fine specimen and container plant too. It is especially nice planted in large drifts with ferns and astilbes or under trees, shrubs, and large clumps of daylilies and peonies.

Tough and adaptable, lungwort prefers full to dappled shade and cool, humusy, organically rich, evenly moist but well-drained soils, but it tolerates some morning sun. The plant is very intolerant of wet soils but should never be allowed to dry out completely; however, it does tolerate some drought once established. It is deer and black walnut resistant. Cut off old flowering stems to tidy the plant and prevent self-seeding. Divide clumps in fall if overcrowded.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Pulmonaria
Species longifolia
Variety 'Roy Davidson'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Spreading
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Part Shade, Shade
Bloom Color Blue, Multi-Color, Pink
Bloom Season Start Early Spring
Bloom Season End Early Spring
Foliage Color Medium Green, Silver/Gray, Variegated
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance
Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Flower
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, ID, PR, VI
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