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Trevi Fountain Lungwort

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Trevi Fountain Lungwort features delicate clusters of navy blue bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. Its attractive narrow leaves remain forest green in color with distinctive silver spots throughout the season.

Characteristics

Other Species Names:
Lords And Ladies, Bethlehem Sage
Average Landscape Height:
12 inches
Average Landscape Width:
18 inches
Genus:
Pulmonaria
Cultivar:
Trevi Fountain
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
closed
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
cut back in fall
Spacing:
15 inches
Flower Color:
navy blue
Flower Bud Color:
pink
Flower Form:
bell
Flower Period:
from mid to late spring
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Maximum Light:
partial shade
Minimum Light:
shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Trevi Fountain Lungwort features delicate clusters of navy blue bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. Its attractive narrow leaves remain forest green in color with distinctive silver spots throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Trevi Fountain Lungwort is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Trevi Fountain Lungwort will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Trevi Fountain Lungwort is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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