Longleaf Lungwort, Long-leafed Lungwort, Narrow-leaved Lungwort
Pulmonaria longifolia 'Diana Clare'

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Pulmonaria (pul-muh-NARE-ee-ah) (Info)
Species: longifolia (lon-jee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Diana Clare
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Mottled

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grand Junction, Colorado

Hamden, Connecticut

Old Lyme, Connecticut

Seymour, Connecticut

Trumbull, Connecticut

Oak Lawn, Illinois

Rockford, Illinois

Tracy, Iowa

Royal Oak, Michigan

Millbrook, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

Austin, Texas

Muscoda, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
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Positive

On May 15, 2012, Eleven from Royal Oak, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

So far this spring, this plant has been blooming for 6 weeks in my garden. The leaves offer great contrast against solid color blue or green hostas.

Positive

On Sep 27, 2008, BlackDogKurt from Seymour, CT wrote:

I love this plant! I have it planted in a very shady area and it is so striking from afar and up close. The leaves almost glow in the dim light. The foliage is the best part, I think, but it also has beautiful purple flowers in the spring that make it all the better. Needs almost no maintenance other than not letting it get overly dry in the summer.

Positive

On Sep 3, 2006, angihansen from Watkinsville, GA wrote:

This plant thrives happily in my full-shade garden with highly acidic (5.1) soil. It has lush foliage that seems to glow and makes a great silvery accent. Unlike ferns, it doesn't mind our soggy springs, hot (100F), humid summers, or even an occasional drought. It's also one of the last plants to disappear in the winter (snow won't zap it, but reallly cold weather will), and then one of the very first to return in the spring. I'm a fan :)

Neutral

On Feb 6, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Violet-blue flowers over large silver-sheened apple green leaves that are wider than other longifolias. Vigorous, multi-crowned 12" tall plants with long-lasting foliage. Do not cut back after flowering.