Pulmonaria ‘Sissinghurst White’ has delicate, pure-white, funnel-shaped flowers in early spring and white-speckled, bright-green leaves. This dainty pulmonaria is a fabulous shade plant with semi-evergreen foliage which remains attractive. One of the first to flower, it looks lovely alongside dwarf narcissus. Best in a soil that remains moist over summer, since mildew can take hold if the roots dry out. ‘Sissinghurst White’ is a hybrid lungwort cultivar which, like many of the hostas, is perhaps valued more for its attractive foliage than for its flowers. Features low clumps of long-stalked, oval, silvery-white spotted leaves. Flowers typically age to pink. Foliage mound typically grows to 12″ tall and can spread to 20″ wide.
Pulmonarias are great plants for the spring garden. They are good to plant under deciduous trees and shrubs and mix in with Hosta and spring bulbs. Plants are tough and adaptable and will take some drought once established. Lungworts make showy ground covers and the newer forms are great specimen plants too. Cut off old flowering stems to prevent seeding and to tidy up the clumps. Plants can also be grown under large clumps of Daylilies and Peonies. They truly look outstanding in large drifts mixed with Ferns and Astilbe. Mass plantings are eye caching and individual plants will, over a few years grow into large clumps.