Pulmonaria “White Wings”
Plant Abstract

Known as- Lungwort
Grow Zone - 3 to 8
Type- Herbaceous perennial
Familial- Boraginaceae
Smith Scl. hardy? No
Geography- None
ht.- 0.75 to 1 ft.
Span- 1 to 1.5 ft.
Coloring- White
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 diseased lung.
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.
Common Applications-
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 sufficient dampure.

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