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Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Margery Fish’, Lungwort

Margery Fish’ has long, elliptical, fuzzy leaves of medium green, covered with silvery speckles extending to cover almost the entire leaf surface. It has lovely, coral-pink flowers, which turn violet with age. Makes a large, 24″ wide clump. Ht. 18″. Rated as Deer-Resistant. Easy to use, Pulmonaria can stand-alone or be massed together with equal success. They make ideal plants for any garden and come in a wide variety of leaf and flower colors and their semi-evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. In recent years, many more selections have become available, offering more disease resistance, flower colors, leaf patterns and leaf shapes. Choose the one you like best!

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.

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PL970BAG Pulmonaria saccharata 'Margery Fish', Lungwort 20 $67.00
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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 18"
Spacing 18-24"
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Exposure Partial shade to full shade
Foliage Green with lighter silver speckled, lance-shaped
Flower Coral-pink maturing to violet
Bloomtime Early spring

General Information +

Botanical: Pulmonaria saccharata 'Margery Fish'

Common: Lungwort

Family: Boraginaceae

General Characteristics: Lungworts are invaluable perennials for a woodland or wildlife garden, but are equally happy at the front of the border. They are grown for their early flowers, which are attractive to bees, and unusual foliage, often spotted silver or white. Plants make good trouble-free groundcover for moist shade, spreading slowly and requiring little care. Margery Fish' is a clump-forming plant with silver speckled leaves and coral-pink flowers, which turn violet with age. It has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Slugs and powdery mildew are occasional problems. Leaves can depreciate considerably in extremely hot weather or too much sun.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Prefer cool soils that are moist and humusy. Must receive constant moisture and not be allowed to dry out, but is very intolerant of wet, poorly drained soils. Spreads very slowly by creeping roots. Divide plants in the fall.