|US Patent #||PP12333|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||10" / 19" / 11"|
|Finish Time||Fast (4-6 Weeks)|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring, Winter|
|Flowering Season||Spring, Winter|
|Flower Color||Blue, Pink|
|Leaf Color||Green, White|
|pH||5.6 - 6.8|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Attractor, Winter Color|
|Nutritional Needs||150 - 200 ppm|
|Dormancy||Dormant in winter.|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|Water (Garden)||Prefers average to moist soil.|
|How Different?||It has very dark green leaves with good spotting, and no mildew problems.|
|Landscape Value||Shade garden, mixed beds, under high branching shrubs, woodland.|
|Finish Time to 4"||6 weeks|
|Comments||This plant handles full sun in the Pacific Northwest. Think of this plant as a landscape plant. Plants wilt rapidly if the soil is too dry. Can be root pruned when grow too large for pot. Crown will re-root quickly. Pulmonaria prefer their roots cool.|
|Grower Notes||8 week vernalization required for flowering, plant size. Transplant to 1-gallon pots late summer/early fall for full plants in late winter.|
Pulmonaria ‘Dark Vader’
A fine, mildew-resistant plant with a super strong habit. Silver spotting and pink to dark blue flowers adorn this plant. This is one of Dan’s favorites.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 10″ / 19″ / 11″
Exposure: Part Shade
Bloom Time(s): —
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