Pulmonaria rubra 'David Ward'

David Ward Lungwort

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

This wonderful, but rarely available sport of Pulmonaria rubra was found at Beth Chatto's nursery in England and named after her propagator, David Ward. The large, hairy, light-green leaves are surrounded by a wide pure-white border. In spring the clumps are topped with brick red flowers, typical of Pulmonaria rubra


This outstanding British variety forms a good-sized clump of large, bright green leaves that are heavily margined in creamy-white. Clusters of coral-pink flowers appear in early spring, among the earliest to bloom. Because of the large amount of white in the leaves, choose a site that is protected from hot afternoon sun. 


Height:

10-12 in

Spread:

15-25 in

Spacing:

12-24 in

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Pulmonaria rubra 'David Ward' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Edging
  • Ground Cover
  • Mass Plant
  • Drought Tolerant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Bloom Time

  • Early season

Flower Color

  • Rose
  • Red
  • Deep Pink

Habit

  • Clumping
  • Mounding