Shrimps On The Barbie Lungwort

Pulmonaria 'Shrimps On The Barbie'

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Shrimps On The Barbie Lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Shrimps On The Barbie') at Caan Floral & Greenhouse

Shrimps On The Barbie Lungwort flowers

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Shrimps On The Barbie Lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Shrimps On The Barbie') at Caan Floral & Greenhouse

Shrimps On The Barbie Lungwort in bloom

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Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Other Names:  Lords And Ladies, Bethlehem Sage


This captivating variety displays clusters of deep coral to pink blooms over clumps of silver speckled, light green foliage; a beautiful accent all season long for the shaded area; trim after blooming to rejuvenate foliage

Ornamental Features

Shrimps On The Barbie Lungwort features showy clusters of coral-pink bell-shaped flowers with salmon overtones at the ends of the stems from early to late spring, which emerge from distinctive deep purple flower buds. Its attractive glossy narrow leaves remain light green in color with distinctive silver spots throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Shrimps On The Barbie Lungwort is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Shrimps On The Barbie Lungwort is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Shrimps On The Barbie Lungwort will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Shrimps On The Barbie Lungwort is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features