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Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Lungworts are shade plants that are often valued more for their attractive foliage than for their spring flowers. 'Trevi Fountain' is a mounding variety that features slender, silver-spotted leaves and large cobalt-blue flowers. Green leaves are spotted with silver. Drooping clusters of funnel-shaped, cobalt blue flowers appear on short stalks just above the foliage in spring.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, 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. Foliage may depreciate considerably in hot summer weather and may scorch if grown in too much sun. Although plants tolerate light morning sun, they need afternoon shade. Remove flower stems immediately after bloom. Plants spread slowly by creeping roots, but are not invasive. Divide plants in fall if they become too crowded. Plant leaves may retain some color in warm winters.

Flower Color

Cobalt blue

Foliage Color

Silver spotted foliage

Plant Spread

25 in.

Good Companions

Excellent foliage plant for shady areas of the landscape. Best grown in groups or massed as a groundcover. Best in woodland or shade gardens, shaded border areas or shade gardens. Effective for and edging plant on shady paths.

Plant Height

11 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

Average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Foliage Plant, Mass Plant, Ground cover, Woodland, Shaded border, Edging Plant, Shady Paths

Bloom Time

Early Spring

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Part to full shade

Growth Rate

Fast-growing

Seasonal Interests