A little gem for a shady border.
Pulmonaria rubra 'David Ward' is a semi-evergreen perennial which forms an attractive clump of ashy green leaves with clear, cream-white margins, all of which is topped by spring bouquets of coral red flowers.
This English lungwort, Pulmonaria 'David Ward', is from Beth Chatto's garden and a little gem to place in a well-kempt, shady border or rockery together with other late winter-flowering varieties: Galanthus, Cyclamen coum, Helleborus.
Grow in partial shade in well-drained, humus-rich, moist to damp garden soil, which is acid to alkaline.
An overly warm and/or sunny exposure can burn the outside edges of its delicate leaves.
Height: 20 to -30 cm.
Maintenance: prune the clumps after flowering in May-June to stimulate new foliage growth and apply a leaf compost mulch in autumn.
Full name: Pulmonaria rubra 'David Ward'
Pulmonaria rubra is native to southeast Europe (Hungary, Bulgaria, the Carpathians). The subalpine forests of pine and beech (300-1600m) are its natural habitat and it generally grows in chalky soil.
- 0,5L pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm
- Flower colour: pink
- Flowering period: spring flowers