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    Roy Davidson Lungwort

    Pulmonaria 'Roy Davidson'

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    Roy Davidson Lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Roy Davidson') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Roy Davidson Lungwort flowers

    Roy Davidson Lungwort flowers

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    Roy Davidson Lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Roy Davidson') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Roy Davidson Lungwort in bloom

    Roy Davidson Lungwort in bloom

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    Roy Davidson Lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Roy Davidson') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Roy Davidson Lungwort foliage

    Roy Davidson Lungwort foliage

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    Height:  12 inches

    Spacing:  15 inches

    Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3a

    Other Names:  Lords And Ladies, Bethlehem Sage

    Ornamental Features

    Roy Davidson Lungwort features delicate clusters of powder blue bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late spring, which emerge from distinctive shell pink flower buds. Its attractive narrow leaves remain forest green in colour with distinctive silver spots throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Roy Davidson Lungwort is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Roy Davidson Lungwort is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • General Garden Use
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Roy Davidson Lungwort will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    Roy Davidson Lungwort is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

     
     
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