Pulmonaria, Lungwort

Bloom Season: Spring, foliage of interest for the rest of summer.

Plant Habit: Mounding

Characteristics: Easy care

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every month

Height: 10" - 12"

Width: 18" - 23"

Exposure: Shade, part shade

General Information: 

If you are a gardening enthusiast looking to add some color and beauty to your garden, consider growing pulmonaria. Pulmonaria, also known as lungwort, is a versatile and attractive perennial plant that offers numerous benefits. 

Pulmonaria plants produce stunning flowers in shades of pink, blue, and purple. These vibrant blooms add a pop of color to your garden and attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

 One of the unique features of pulmonaria is its early blooming period. The plant starts flowering in early spring, providing a burst of color when most other plants are still dormant. This makes pulmonaria an excellent choice for adding interest and beauty to your garden during the early months of the year. 

In addition to its beautiful flowers, pulmonaria also boasts attractive foliage. The leaves of the plant are often variegated, featuring a combination of green and silver or white markings. This adds visual interest to your garden even when the plant is not in bloom.

Pulmonaria is a relatively low-maintenance plant, making it suitable for both experienced gardeners and beginners. It is tolerant of various soil conditions and can thrive in both sun and shade. Once established, pulmonaria requires minimal watering and is generally resistant to pests and diseases.

Pulmonaria has a spreading habit, forming dense clumps of foliage. This makes it an excellent choice for use as a groundcover, helping to suppress weeds and prevent soil erosion. The dense foliage also acts as a natural mulch, helping to retain moisture in the soil and reduce the need for frequent watering.




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