Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Lamiales||Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary|
|Family||Boraginaceae||Borages or forget-me-nots|
|Genus||Pulmonaria||Means “lungs,” for the vague resemblence of the spotted leaves to lungs|
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.
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 16 Aug 2013.
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8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 34 × 23" (86 × 57 cm)
Range: Zones 4-9:
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