Trevi Fountain Lungwort
Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain'
Trevi Fountain Lungwort in bloom
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 15 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3
Other Names: Lords And Ladies, Bethlehem Sage
Trevi Fountain Lungwort features delicate clusters of navy blue bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. Its attractive narrow leaves remain forest green in color with distinctive silver spots throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Trevi Fountain Lungwort is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Trevi Fountain Lungwort is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Trevi Fountain Lungwort will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Trevi Fountain Lungwort is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.