Lungwort Sissinghurst White

Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'

Lungwort Sissinghurst White
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'Sissinghurst White' is a hybrid lungwort cultivar which, like many of the hostas, is perhaps valued more for its attractive foliage than for its flowers. Silvery-white spotted leaves. Drooping clusters of funnel-shaped, white flowers bloom on short stalks just above the foliage in spring. Flowers typically age to pink. Common name of lungwort is in reference to the supposed resemblance of the spotted leaves to a diseased lung.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers cool, organically rich, humusy soils that are kept consistently moist. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. Intolerant of wet, poorly drained soils however. Spreads very slowly by creeping roots, but is not invasive. Divide plants in fall if they become overcrowded. Plant leaves may retain some color in warm winters.

Flower Color

White; age to pink

Foliage Color

Silvery-white spotted

Plant Spread

12-18 in.

Plant Height

8-12 in.

Hardness Zone

4-8

Good Companions

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Ground cover
Mass
Woodland or shade gardens
Shaded areas of rock gardens
Edging plant for shady paths
Has showy flowers
Colorful foliage

Bloom Time

April-May

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Part to full shade

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests

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