Roy Davidson lungwort forms an attractive, 8" to 12" high clump that slowly spreads to form a ground cover without being aggressive and overtaking other plants. Its leaves are heavily spotted with silver and the flowers, borne in loose clusters, start out pink and fade to a pale powder blue. This variety is more tolerant of heat and humidity than other varieties as long as soil is kept moist.
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.)
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 1
Roy Davidson Lungwort
Pulmonaria longifolia Roy Davidson
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Early to late spring
Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Dark green pointed, velvety leaves with silver spots.
Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Great For Mass Plantings
Good resistance to powdery mildew.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Some parts poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dogs and cats
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|