PULMONARIA 'Samurai'

Small
Part shade
Shade
Blue
Moisture retentive soil
Reasonable soil
Spring
Bee friendly
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread:  30cm x 35cm

Pulmonaria are coming back into fashion, receiving proper recognition for their beneficial contribution to the garden.  'Samurai' forms low clumps of narrow, dagger-like foliage, blotched metallic grey when young, the patches spread until the leaf is almost completely silver bar a slender green edge.  The bell-shaped flowers produced in spring are similarly interesting, opening blue and pink before maturing to vivid cobalt blue.

Needing a spot with partial to full shade in fertile, damp soil with some drainage, its shimmering foliage is ideal for lighting up gloomy areas of the garden, forming attractive groundcover or underplanting of shrubs.  Particularly effective in woodland gardens planted along a dimly lit path, or holding a damp bank together, the spring pollinators love it too.