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Pulmonaria officinalis

Lungwort

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink-blue
  • Leaf ColourGreen speckled white

Description

Pulmonaria officinalis (Lungwort). This is an evergreen perennial it is widely grown as an ornamental. It produces heavily white-spotted 10 to 15cm long leaves, The flowers are deep blue on stems about 30cm tall.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Jerusalem sage

Origin

C. Europe

Interest and use

Ground cover, under shrubs

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are easily grown in cool, moist, humus-rich soil with light shade. They are all are very frost hardy.

Propagation

Propagation is from seed, cuttings or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to slugs and snails.

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