Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain'
Trevi Fountain Lungwort
Item #: 4872
Zones: 3a to 8b
Height: 11" tall
(USPP 13,047 expired) This Terra Nova introduction is a stellar performer in our trials for heat and humidity tolerance. Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain' boasts leaves heavily-spotted with silver on a 2' wide clump. In late February (NC), the vigorous deer-resistant clumps are topped with fountains of large, dark cobalt-blue flowers... very attractive and great for a mass planting in the woodland garden.
Pulmonarias are evergreen herbaceous perennials. They are grown as much for their spring floral display as for their evergreen silver spotted or entirely silvered foliage. Spent flower stalks are not attractive and need to be removed so the foliage can once again take center stage. They are readily cut down low enough so they are out of sight. If allowed to go to the seed they can produce seedlings which will not be true to type.
Regular division is not required, but division is a means of propagation that the home gardener can employ to increase their display.
Pulmonarias want a bright shady or part shade location with moist well drained soil, neither soggy or dry.
Pulmonarias are entirely worth growing for their early spring floral display. Cobolt blue is the most common flower color for these perennials; a color that is fairly rare amongst flowers. Those cultivars with silver spotted or entirely silvered leaves add color to the shade garden most of the rest of the year and thus are of great value to those wanting color in their shade garden.
Lungworts are a member of the borage family, the Boraginaceae, and not readily eaten by rabbits and deer.
Container Role: Fillers