Raspberry Splash Bethlehem Sage
Easy enough for a first-time gardener, yet so showy!
Large spotted leaves brighten the shade!
Plant Patent #12,138. Can you believe this standout beauty for the shade garden?! Bethlehem Sage is always distinctive, but 'Raspberry Splash' is simply over-the-top lovely, with giant bloom clusters, quick growth, and great resistance to Powdery Mildew and slugs! You can't "grow wrong" with 'Raspberry Splash'!
The flowers arise in giant, hanging clusters, bell-shaped and colored a rich shade of raspberry-pink. They bloom for several weeks in late spring, filling the shade garden with startling color.
But even when the blooms pass, 'Raspberry Splash' is colorful and bright. The foliage is quite large and fuzzy, a dark green speckled with white like drops of paint. It stays fresh and pretty from spring through fall in any moist, well-drained soil. And this plant tolerates even full shade!
Many Bethlehem Sages have problems with slugs eating their leaves and powdery mildew infections, but 'Raspberry Splash' is highly resistant to both. This makes it easy enough for even a new gardener to be successful with, and an absolutely carefree choice for any shady spot!
'Raspberry Splash' was bred from Pulmonaria longifolia 'Bertram Anderson' x Pulmonaria 'Leopard.' Introduced in 2001, it has become an instant classic! It reaches 12 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide. Cut it back after the blooms pass for fuller, more dense foliage the rest of the season. Don't miss out on this fine source of color for the shade garden. Zones 4-9.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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I got this plant last year, of course not much to look at except its foliage spread quickly. I live in the south and we had a warm spell and it is filled with beautiful blooms in January! Needed plants for shade garden and this one hit the mark
Splendid addition to my shade garden
The color is simply scrumptious, and the plant is very hardy. I have one in my water garden and one under my deck; I want to buy another, but they are sold out for this year!
I planted this in the front of my foundation bed last spring, and it grew and spread. The foliage is very interesting. This spring will be the first time we see the blooms, and I can't wait. It is already covered in buds. I don't have a single complaint about this hardy, attractive plant.