Pulmonaria longifolia 'E.B. Anderson' and 'Diana Clare'
As the name suggests, the leaves on this lungwort are narrower than the common lungwort (P. officinalis). On the one we've grown longest, 'E.B. Anderson', they are white-mottled similarly to common lungwort, but with a deeper green background. We just recently acquired a new variety, 'Diana Clare', which has more of a silvery overlay, for a very different look. Ours blooms from late April to early May - small blue and pink flowers held close to the foliage.
|ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
|What's best about this pulmonaria, though, is the way its foliage holds up through summer. The photo here was taken in late July, by which time the common lungwort was a mildewy mess.
|Another asset is its early return in spring - this photo was taken in the first days of April
|Same plant in early June - without the flowers, but the striking newly grown leaves more than make up for that
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Sep 29, 2005
|I love this plant the color of it is GREAT even after the blue/purple flowers are gone. I cann't believe how a small plant (4"containers) grew into a 12-18" plant in one year. I do have a question - how does this plant spread? I have notice small plant growing within about 20' for the mother plants. If you
know let me know.
I've also noticed a single seedling near my original plant. It doesn't seed as rampantly as the regular lungwort, but I'm pretty sure its main reproduction is by seed.
|Sep 29, 2009
|Hi, planning a garden for a client for next spring, i love this plant. Can it grow in full shade? Or does it
need some sun?
Thank you for any info.
According to several sources I checked, it will grow in full shade. I expect that blooming will be somewhat diminished in those conditions. Ours gets morning sun, which seems to suit it just fine.
|May 05, 2010
|Hello ... My Pulmonaria longifolia E.B. Anderson long-leafed lungwort did not appear this year (10 yrs. old) and I miss it so. Jenny Wrens and my beautiful lungwort are my personal 'harbingers of Spring'. I still have my plant tag and it says 'Corso's Perennial Perfections' and then lists the full name of it. Do you have any idea where it could have come from (plant nursery or even a chain store)? I can't seem to locate one, as of yet. I do hope you have a suggestion for me. Thanks so much, Sharon email@example.com
|May 16, 2010
|I am still looking for a new Pulmonaria Longifolia E.B. Anderson to replace my missing one and am disappointed at every turn. Help!
|Sep 24, 2010
|Where can I find the diana clare? I am in madison WI, zone 5 thanks
I purchased mine locally - it's not an uncommon cultivar though, so if you can't find it at nearby nurseries, you should be able to get it through an online source.
|Jan 06, 2012
|I purchased diana Clare from www.parksgardens.com. It is a very nice plant that can be separated and also it has runners that put up babies.
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|Mar 13, 2012
|I have 6 E. B. Anderson and I just enjoy them in almost every season. Great foliage and bloom color!
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