Known as- Lungwort
Grow Zone - 3 to 8
Type- Herbaceous perennial
Smith Scl. hardy? No
ht.- 0.75 to 1 ft.
Span- 1 to 1.5 ft.
Shade/Light- Part shade to full shade
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Low
Easily grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil in part shade
to full shade. Prefers cool soils that are damp and humusy. Must receive
constant dampure and not be allowed to arid out. Very intolerant of wet,
poorly drained soils, however. Spans very slowly by creeping roots. Divide
plants in the fall.
This clump-forming lungwort hybrid is, like many of the hostas, more valued
for its attractive foliage than its flowers. Features mostly basal clumps
of large green leaves spotted silver-white and drooping clusters (terminal
cymes) of large, funnel-shaped, white flowers which bloom in early spring.
Grows typically to 12’ high and spreads to 18’ wide. This
cultivar is both similar to and a somewhat improved version of P. “Sissinghurst
White” (I750) in that, inter alia, it is larger, has longer blooming
flowers and has better resistance to powdery mildew. Common name of lungwort
is in reference to the supposed resemblance of the spotted leaves to a
No serious insect or disease problems. Slugs and powdery mildew are occasional
problems. Leaves can depreciate considerably in extremely hot weather
or too much sun.
Best grown in groups in shaded areas of the rock garden, border front
or woodland garden or massed as a ground cover for smaller areas. Also
an excellent edger for shaded areas. Foliage usually remains attractive
after bloom and throughout the summer as long as plants continue to receive