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Pulmonaria ‘High Contrast’

Brilliantly contrasting foliage and one of the best track records of all of our Pulmonaria in the hot summers of the Midwest and South. Large pink flowers fade to blue over mildew-resistant foliage. Nice mounding habit. The wavy, spear shaped leaves are dark green, infused with melting silver.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 9″ / 18″ / 9″
Exposure: Part Shade
Bloom Time(s):

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Common Name Lungwort
Family Boraginaceae
Genus
species hybrid
Plant Type
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP12337
EU Grant # --
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Growth Habit
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 9" / 18" / 9"
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Soil Average
pH 5.6 - 6.8
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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 a vigorous mounding habit, well marked leaves, large flower size, and no mildew problems.
Landscape Value Shade garden, mixed beds, under high branching shrubs or woodland.
Finish Time to 4" 6 weeks
Comments This is another Pulmonaria that can handle full sun in the Pacific Northwest. 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.
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