Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'
lungwort 'Sissinghurst White'
'Sissinghurst White' is an herbaceous perennial to 30cm, forming a clump of heavily white-spotted ovate leaves, with leafy stems bearing a terminal cluster of pure white flowers opening from pink buds
SynonymsPulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White'
Pulmonaria saccharata 'Sissinghurst White'
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full shade
- Partial shade
West–facing or East–facing or North–facing
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
Pulmonaria can be herbaceous or semi-evergreen rhizomatous perennials with terminal clusters of funnel-shaped flowers in late winter or early spring, and often strikingly patterned leaves developing in summer
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in humus-rich, fertile, moist but not waterlogged soil in full or partial shade
Propagate by division after flowering or in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wildlife gardens
- Flower borders and beds
- Ground cover
- Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Remove old leaves after flowering
Generally pest free
May be subject to powdery mildews in dry conditions
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