Monthly Archives: May 2013

Pulmonaria

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Pulmonaria sp. or Lunworts are a lovely group of ground cover perennials for shade or part sun.  What I love about them the most, is that they are totally deer resistant.  I have yet to see any of them being eaten or even nipped by deer.They form tight colonies that look great all year and are covered with striking bicolor blooms in the spring!  What else could you want from a plant?  There are about 10 or 12 different cultivars in the market today.

Pulmonaria 21I am enjoying the blooms of the only two varieties I own but I keep thinking this is a plant that I need to collect as many different cultivars as possible!  I want ‘Roy Davidson’ with deeply marbled leaves and ‘Redstart’ which sports deep pink flowers or ‘Azurea’ which has the bluest blooms I have ever seen.  If you live in my area, let me know if you have any of those varieties and we can swap divisions.

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” 
― Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina

 

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