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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Pulmonarias

 

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A couple of gardens that I’ve worked in recently have been awash with Pulmonarias (Lungworts).
On my hands n’ knees, up close, weeding around them, I realised just how beautiful they are & each clump buzzing with bees.
Well that was me sold (again)…anything that lures bees to the Tidy Garden in the spring.
Last year I bought Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ & ‘Lewis Palmer’.

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So, welcome Pulmonaria ‘Majeste’, with long silvery, green foliage & a mixture of pinky / blue flowers. Will grow in sun or shade, in well drained soil that doesn’t completely dry out & reaches about 12” high x 24” spread.

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This is the delicate, pale blue Pulmonaria ‘Opal’ with speckled, green foliage.
This one prefers a semi-shaded or shady spot in the garden in moist, well drained soil and will grow to about 10” high by 18” spread.

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All of these Pulmonarias have a special charm.
The white flowers of this one, Pulmonaria ‘Sissinghurst White’ are so bright. like fresh snow. It also prefers a shady spot, with moist, well drained soil and has white-spotted leaves.

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Pulmonaria’ Raspberry Splash’….isn’t that a fabulous name?
Raspberry-pink flowers above silver-spotted foliage…who can resist?
This one, like the others, prefers a shady spot.

I’ve also bought Pulmonaria ‘Victorian Brooch’ which is in the first photo, but not in flower.
According to the label, it will have magenta coral flowers above silver spotted leaves & prefers full sun or partial shade.
I’ve planted them all now down the dappled / shady side of the garden. That way I can keep my eye on them and watch out for any future plantlets.

Happy Gardener! Happy Bees!

 

 

4 comments:

Christine said...

One of my favourite plants. Didn't know there were so many different varieties! Like the white one.
Thanks for sharing.
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Angie said...

Always popular with the bees Jane. A great plant to have in the garden.

Janneke said...

You have a nice collection of different Pulmonarias, I love them and the bees too.

Tammy said...

Beautiful! Can't believe you can plant outside, we're too hold, frost last night!

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