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Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’


KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyBoraginaceaeBorages or forget-me-nots
GenusPulmonariaMeans “lungs,” for the vague resemblence of the spotted leaves to lungs
Cultivar‘Raspberry Splash’

About plant names...

This cultivated variety of Pulmonaria is a cross between two other cultivars, Pulmonaria longifolia ‘Bertram Anderson’ and Pulmonaria rubra ‘Barfield Pink.’ It is not found in the wild. Wild pulmonaria is not a North American native either—it comes from Europe and western Asia.

Identification: Plants are 10-12" (25-30 cm) tall and 12-18" (30-45 cm) around, with upright-facing lance-shaped dark green leaves that are hairy and rough, and speckled with silver spots. Profuse flower clusters of ½" (1.3 cm) 5-petaled bell-shaped flowers, mixed pink and purple, are very attractive.

This looks like ‘Raspberry Splash,’ but I’m not certain. By Olegivvit.

Online References:

Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ at White Flower Farm

Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ on Plants are the Strangest People

Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ on Learn2Grow


Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry (lungwort)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine
≈ 34 × 23" (86 × 57 cm)

Range: Zones 4-9:

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