Late-Season Growth - Twinkle Toes Lungwort - October 2021
I planted three of these Twinkle Toes Pulmonaria (Lungwort) last Fall after buying them from the Morton Arboretum Fall Plant Sale. It seemed to do fine to wind down the growing season last year and I was excited to see it re-emerge this Spring with new growth. I don't seem to have posted any specific photos of these during the growing season, but I did sneak them into these photos from when I planted some Jack of Diamonds Brunnera this Summer. When I was out planting the Green Gem boxwoods recently, I noticed that these had put on some LATE-Season growth and seemed pretty happy.
Below, are a couple of photos showing (first) all three of them. You can see the new, more-green foliage in the center of the plant as the new growth. Then, in the second photo, you can see a close-up of the new growth.
These have been a great addition to our shade garden and I can think of a half-dozen other places to add similar Pulmonaria plants. Thinking I should put these on my 2022 Plant buying/wish list (along with more Toad Lilies, Virginia Bluebells and more shade-loving groundcover like Sedges or Moneywort.)