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Herbaceous Perennial

Pulmonaria 'Silver Bouquet'PBR
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lungwort 'Silver Bouquet'

A clump-forming, semi-evergreen herbacious perennial with slender, pointed leaves, which are generously daubed in silver. The flaring bell-shaped flowers form in clusters, and are held above the foliage on upright stems, opening pink, but turning blue as they age.

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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
Loam
Clay
Chalk
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Blue Grey Silver Green
Summer Grey Silver Green
Autumn Grey Silver Green
Winter Grey Silver Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Boraginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
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

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How to grow

Cultivation

Best grown in moist but well drained soils in partial shade.

Propagation

Propagate by division

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

Old, faded foliage can be trimmed if required.

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs and snails when foliage first emerges

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildews in dry conditions

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