Lungwort, Bethlehem Sage, Jerusalem Sage 'Raspberry Splash'


Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Pulmonaria (pul-muh-NARE-ee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Raspberry Splash
Additional cultivar information:(PP12138)
Hybridized by Heims
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:


Light Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring


Grown for foliage


Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:


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


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


Conway, Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Heber Springs, Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas

Alameda, California

Chowchilla, California

Yorba Linda, California

Parker, Colorado

Normal, Illinois

Culver, Indiana

Rolla, Kansas

Blissfield, Michigan

Howell, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Chaska, Minnesota

Hopkins, Minnesota

Munsonville, New Hampshire

Denville, New Jersey

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Waynesville, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Coshocton, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Santaquin, Utah

Kalama, Washington

Appleton, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 18, 2014, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

Lungwort was traditionally used as a remedy against lung diseases, such as tuberculosis, asthma and coughs, and to treat gastrointestinal and kidney problems. It is now known to contain toxic pyrrolizidin alkaloids, so its internal use without medical supervision is not recommended.


On May 27, 2014, absinthe27 from Albertville, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

Gorgeous and unique color combination on the flowers. The foliage has silvery spots on it that adds interest to the shade garden after the plant is done blooming in early summer. Leaves are hairy and slightly rough to the touch.


On Mar 4, 2011, MeganAmber from Conway, AR wrote:

My Raspberry Splash pulmonaria is blooming beautifully this spring. I got it last spring and it was tiny but this year it is growing very well and is just gorgeous at a time of year when not much else is blooming yet. I'm very happy with this plant.


On Oct 26, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Very nice shade plant. It blooms heavily in early spring just when you need a good shot of color. The foliage is very attractive for the rest of the season -- similar to hostas. This variety has nice looking silver-spotted leaves. The leaves are a bit like thistle, so most pests leave it alone.
2011: Love love love this plant; it bloomed robustly in the spring and contributed lovely foliage for the remainder of the season.


On Apr 25, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

I just planted this about a week ago, in an area of the garden where two other Pulmonarias grow well.


On Apr 15, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Bloomed well for me this year (2nd spring after starting out as a smallish offset.) Blooms stayed a clear ruby red, which is a nice contrast to the typical blue and pink flowers of the other Pulmonarias I have growing.