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botanical name:
Pulmonaria 'Margery Fish'
Pulmonaria 'Margery Fish' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lungwort, Bethlehem sage, Jerusalem sage
synonyms:  Pulmonaria saccharata 'Margery Fish', Pulmonaria villarsae 'Margery Fish'
family:  Boraginaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, semi-evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.25m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: violet
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Vigorous, clump forming perennial with evergreen or semi-evergreen leaves that are heavily spotted and suffused with silver. Long-stemmed sprays of small flowers, pinkish at first then shading to violet and purple blue, opening from reddish-purple buds in spring.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained soil in a shady position.
Cut back to ground level in autumn. Mulch in autumn and spring. Feed with general purpose fertiliser in mid-spring and again after midsummer. Can be prone to mildew if they become too dry.

propagation:
By division in spring or autumn.

other notes:
Dscovered at East Lambrook Manor, Somerset.

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