Lungwort Sissinghurst White

White Lungwort Sissinghurst White, Pulmonaria officinalis Sissinghurst White, Lungwort

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Sissinghurst White is a long time favorite in shade gardens. Dark green leaves, lightly speckled, bear pure white bell shaped flowers in spring. 12" tall. (Pulmonaria officinalis)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 10-12" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring
Size Bag of 1
SKU 2PULM
The leaves on Sissinghurst White lungwort are heavily spotted with silver, making the plant attractive even when it's not in bloom. In spring, it bears flowers in loose clusters that start out as pale pink buds that fade to white. The plant forms an 8" to 12" high clump that slowly spreads to form a ground cover without being aggressive and overtaking other plants. Works well under deciduous trees.

Grown as much for their attractive leaves as their flowers, lungworts look best grown in masses as a shady ground cover or combined with hostas, hellebores and ferns in a shady garden. The foliage remains attractive all season as long as the soil isn't allowed to dry out. You can rejuvenate a ragged patch by cutting the stems back by half after flowers fade. The genus name Pulmonaria and common name lungwort refer to the spotted foliage, considered to resemble a diseased lung. (It was once believed that if a plant resembled a particular body part, it had the ability to cure ailments associated with it; pulmonaria was used to treat respiratory problems.)

SKU 2PULM
Common Name Lungwort
Botanical Name Pulmonaria officinalis Sissinghurst White
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 10-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Dark green leaves with white speckles.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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1.0

It too died

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from Springfield, VA

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        Comments about American Meadows Lungwort Sissinghurst White:

        Wow, you picked all the right plants to elicit a bunch of negative reviews. Let's continue...

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        Did not do well.

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        from saline, mi

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              Comments about American Meadows Lungwort Sissinghurst White:

              Love this plant, but these did not do well. Will not order them again.

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              When the plants do well, they're lovely!

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              from Columbus, Ohio

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              • Difficult To Establish
              • Had To Reorder Before
              • Not All Survive
              • Very pretty
              • Will Reorder Again

              Cons

              • Difficult To Establish
              • Lost As Many As Planted
              • Need To Fill In
              • Some Plants Died
              • Tried As Border

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              • Border If Will Grow

              Comments about American Meadows Lungwort Sissinghurst White:

              I started years ago to create a white, spring-blooming border using this plant for the "white flower bed" I've cremated under a huge tree, along the property line in my front yard. The bed is irrigated and all the other plantings are doing well, but every year, some of the lungwort thrive while others never come up at all - even when buying and putting in brand new plants. I've had to reorder every year and the border is still incomplete.

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