Lungwort, Bethlehem Sage, Jerusalem Sage
Pulmonaria saccharata 'Majeste'

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

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Other details:

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

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:

Evanston, Illinois

Saint Joseph, Illinois

Ellicott City, Maryland

Dracut, Massachusetts

Hopkins, Minnesota

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Westfir, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 16, 2011, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Lovely, lovely, lovely. I planted Majeste last summer. The silver foliage is stunning. The flowers that are just now popping out are pastel pink and blue, and the overall effect is very nice. The leaves are not solid silver now, however...I am wondering if they will change back after bloom time. It is still very pretty, so I don't think I'd care, but it's just rather curious. Has anyone else experienced this?

Positive

On Jul 21, 2007, Shirley1md from Ellicott City, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is a French introduction from La Ferme Fluerie Nursery. It is worthy of growing in a shady moist garden for its solid colored silver leaves and blue/pink flowers in the Spring.

Positive

On Nov 26, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This must be one of the lovliest lungwort for foliage ('Excaliber' is also excellent). I've had this one for three years and have been very pleased by the foliage all season. The typical lungwort flowers contrast nicely against the foliage. Highly recommended.