Lungwort, Bethlehem Sage, Jerusalem Sage
Pulmonaria saccharata 'Sissinghurst White'

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

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

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:

,

Littleton, Colorado

Westford, Massachusetts

Cincinnati, Ohio

Kalama, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 23, 2007, grannymarsh from Marquette, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Flowers stay white in my acidic pine soil.

Neutral

On Mar 22, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

PULMONARIA officinalis 'SISSINGHURST WHITE' - Jerusalem Cowslip - Short - Plant 16" apart. Z 3-8. Clean white flower bells. Extra large silver leaf spots on mounding foliage.
General Information:
Fabulous shade plant with semievergreen foliage which remains attractive. Mounding habit will spread out to make a beautiful foliage display without being aggressive. Works well under deciduous trees and along woodland pathways. Excellent with bulbs or under trees. New introductions are constantly expanding the choices in leaf coloring.