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Pulmonaria 'Samurai'

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Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Pulmonaria (pul-muh-NARE-ee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Samurai

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Other details:

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

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

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:

Champaign, Illinois

Plainfield, Illinois

Saint Joseph, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 15, 2011, 1900House from Saint Joseph, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Purchased a few of these at end of the season sale. They were incredibly root-bound. I quartered each one with a butcher knife and planted. Beautiful plants the next spring and ever since. Foliage texture is very much like sandpaper. New plants have shown up near the parents and have been successfully transplanted. Does well under trees (part sun) in central Illinois.

Positive

On Mar 1, 2008, altagardener from Calgary, AB (Zone 3b) wrote:

Pulmonaria 'Samurai' - very silvery foliage; hardy zone 3; mildew-resistant.