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Pulmonaria longifolia 'E.B. Anderson' and 'Diana Clare'

 
Pulmonaria longifolia 'E.B. Anderson' and 'Diana Clare'
Common name longleaf lungwort
Family boraginaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-8)
Flowers blue (mid-spring)
Size 6"
Light part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)

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.

longleaf lungwort
Pulmonaria longifolia 'E.B. Anderson' and 'Diana Clare'
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.
longleaf lungwort
Another asset is its early return in spring - this photo was taken in the first days of April
Pulmonaria longifolia 'E.B. Anderson' and 'Diana Clare'
'Diana Clare'
longleaf lungwort
Same plant in early June - without the flowers, but the striking newly grown leaves more than make up for that

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: side garden

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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