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|Flower Color||Blue, Pink, Purple|
|Foliage Color||Green, Silver|
|Exposure||Part Shade, Full Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|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.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring, Winter|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||9" / 18" / 9"|
|Water (Garden)||Prefers average to moist soil|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Attractor, Winter Color|
|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.|
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, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): April, May
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|EC||1.0 – 2.0|
|pH||5.6 – 6.8|
|Fertility Needs||150 – 200 ppm|
|Notes||8 week vernalization required for flowering, plant size. Transplant to 1-gallon pots late summer/early fall for full plants in late winter.|
|Finish Time to 4″||5 – 7 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||—|
|Day Length for Flowering||Day Neutral|
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