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Herbaceous Perennial

Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain'
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lungwort 'Trevi Fountain'

'Trevi Fountain' is a low-growing, herbaceous perennial with broad, pointed leaves heavily marked with large and small silver spots. Clusters of blue, bell-shaped flowers are produced in mid- to late spring

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Blue Green Grey Silver
Summer Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Boraginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, fertile, moist but not waterlogged soil in full or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by division after flowering or in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Ground cover
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

Remove old leaves after flowering

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to powdery mildews in dry conditions

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