Terra Nova Introduces New Pulmonaria
Terra Nova Nurseries has announced a sneak peek of its new Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Frost’. An updated version of the company’s popular Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’, this easy-to-grow perennial blooms bright, coral-red flowers that are showy in early spring, and, when finished, are covered by newly emerging foliage for a very clean look.
‘Raspberry Frost’ features gray-green foliage with cream-silver edges and a heavily veiled leaf surface that can add interest and texture to containers, shade gardens and mixed beds. This deciduous perennial has many special landscape uses and applications.
The variety is deer resistant, excellent for winter color and well suited for the American Deep South. It is a hummingbird attractor with a clean, compact habit that remains robust and attractive at retail.
USDA Hardiness Zones for ‘Raspberry Frost’ are 4-9, and its exposure allows for partial- to full-shade. This plant prefers cool roots with average to moist soil, and has a foliage height of 10”, a foliage spread of 18”, and a flower height of 8”.
Finish time for a 4” pot is five to seven weeks. An eight-week vernalization is required for flowering, plant size. The Terra Nova breeding team recommends that finishing growers transplant to 1-gallon pots during late summer and early fall for full plants in late winter.
Terra Nova Nurseries has created a “Plant Profile” page and “Grower Recipe” specific to this new variety at: https://www.terranovanurseries.com/product/pulmonaria-raspberry-frost.
Growers can contact their Terra Nova Nurseries representatives or email the sales team with questions at [email protected].