Regared as one of the best varieties Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Highdown’ is a rhizomatous perennial with very attractive flowers.
The foliage is nicely patterned and this is an easy care plant in a shed position.
Excellent when planted in clumps in a woodland garden or a shaded part of the general garden border.
Choose a position where the soil is good, and free draining. Full morning sun to filtered afternoon light in cooler climates more shade in warmer areas is best.
If prefers a moist soil to grow well.
- Prepare the soil well before planting.
- Dig over and add some well rotted compost and a little aged cow manure.
- Make sure you dig the area over to twice the width of the container as this will encourage good root growth.
- Plant at the same depth as it was in the container.
- Firm in and water in with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool moist root run.
- Botanical Name – Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Highdown’
- Common Name – Pulmonaria ‘Highdown’, ‘Lewis Palmer’.
- Family – Borgineaceae
- Position – Part shade to filtered light.
- Soil – Best suited to a humus rich moist soil.
- Height – To around .3
- Spread – Forms a clump to .5 metres.
- Growth rate – Slow at first then medium.
- Flowers – Violet blue.
- Flowering time – Late winter to spring
- Foliage – Green with greenish yellow markings.
- Frost tolerant – Medium
- Drought tolerant – Low to medium.
Pulmonaria ‘Highdown’ are available for sale from the following nurseries
1070 Jacksons Track, Jindivick 3818
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.
PO Box 7040 Leura NSW 2780
Rare woodland plants, Trilliums Epimediums, Arisaemas, plus much more.www.lynnsrareplants.com.au
Large variety of Epimediums, Woodland plants and Herbaceous perennials
Mail order or nursery. We do not send to Tasmania or WA