Lungwort, Bethlehem Sage, Jerusalem Sage
Pulmonaria saccharata 'Spilled Milk'

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Pulmonaria (pul-muh-NARE-ee-ah) (Info)
Species: saccharata (sak-kar-RAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Spilled Milk

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

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:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Light Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

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 Blanc, Michigan

Saginaw, Michigan

Cincinnati, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Springfield, Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

Wausau, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 10, 2004, vagardener from Springfield, VA wrote:

Mine are planted in a woodlands border with some hostas, ferns, virginia bluebell, etc. We don't have many deer in my neighborhood, but they appear to be slug resistant. My hostas were devistated by a sudden slug infestation last year, but the pulmonaria were not touched. Their rough texture may be the reason

Positive

On Jun 9, 2004, lovetogarden4 from Wausau, WI wrote:

This is an easy to grow, low maintenance plant that just loves the same environment as hostas. Since the deer continue to eat my hostas, I've started to replace them with lungwort which are just about at the bottom of their 'preferred eating list'.