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Lungwort

Botanical Name
Pulmonaria spp.
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
8
Height
12 inches
Width
24 inches
Flowers
Early spring: bell to trumpet-like, often two toned; white, pink, coral, red, blue, purple
Light
Full to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, cool
Planting & Care
  • Deadhead after flowering to tidy up apparance and prevent reseeding
  • Clean up any damaged foliage in spring
  • Leaves may scorch with too much sun or dry soil
Problems
None serious
Varieties

Trevi Fountain - slender, silver spotted foliage, large cobalt blue flowers 12 by 24 inches, good resistance to powdery mildew

Pulmonaria rubra - bright red flowers

Pulmonaria saccharata 'Mrs. Moon' - foliage dotted with well-defined silver spots, magenta pink buds open to pink bell-shaped flowers that mature to blue

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