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Roy Davidson Lungwort

 
Blue Lungwort Roy Davidson, Pulmonaria longifolia Roy Davidson, Lungwort

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'Roy Davidson' Lungwort is an unusual, shade-loving ground cover with silver-spotted, dark green leaves and delicate tubular blooms. Flowers appear in late spring, starting out pink and turning blue as they age. A great choice for hot, humid areas. (Pulmonaria longifolia)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Groundcover
Groundcover
Great for Mass Plantings
Great for Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 8-12" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late spring
Size Bag of 1
SKU 1PULM

Plant Information

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.)

SKU 1PULM
Common Name Roy Davidson Lungwort
Botanical Name Pulmonaria longifolia Roy Davidson
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink, Blue
Mature Height 8-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Early to late spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Dark green pointed, velvety leaves with silver spots.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Great for Mass Plantings
Additional Information Good resistance to powdery mildew.
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Some parts poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dogs and cats
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsRoy Davidson Lungwort
 
3.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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3.0

2 out of 3

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from Kansas City, MO

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Roy Davidson Lungwort:

    2 out of 3 purchased last year came up again this year. 1 didn't survive. The 2 that did are lovely and growing. Just planted 3 more and am contemplating 2 additional. Would have given it 4 or 5 stars if it had been 3 out of 3.

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    • Personal

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Never came up

    By 

    from Chicago

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    Comments about American Meadows Roy Davidson Lungwort:

    This plant did not grow for me.

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    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Really not okay for zone 9

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    from Gainesville, Fl.

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    Comments about American Meadows Roy Davidson Lungwort:

    I gave this three stars but am torn about that. Honestly, it really just seems this plant is NOT meant for zone 9. As spring was JUST starting and the heat hadn't hit, the leaves were just BEAUTIFUL and velvety. But the FIRST day the temps hit an intense upper 80's (may have tipped into 90), the plants were COMPLETELY shriveled to nothing (even in shade). The same thing happened last year. They keep trying to come back and just can't make it. I feel bad for them:/ But I would expect in a more mild climate they would be an absolutely beautiful addition to a shade garden.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect in Deep Shade

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    from Rochester, NY

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    Pros

    • Adjusts very quickly
    • Beautiful in shady area
    • Mature plants
    • Rich green groundcover

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Beautiful floral colors
      • Blossoms profusely
      • Damp shady area
      • Flourishes-average soil

      Comments about American Meadows Roy Davidson Lungwort:

      Lungwort Roy Davidson has distinctive, showy foliage and long-lasting beautiful flowers. Plus, it requires no special attention to establish beautifully.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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