Pulmonaria angustifolia subsp. azurea

Blue cowslip

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


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Plant details

Blue cowslips are valuable plants, not only for their pink or blue flowers, but also for their foliage. This variety has clusters of nodding bright blue flowers, which stand out well against the plain leaves and attract lots of early bees. Plants look good growing with other early blue flowers such as brunnera and omphalodes, or with the yellow flowers of primroses and early daffodils. Plants make good trouble-free ground cover for moist shade they spread slowly and clumps do not need dividing often.

Family: Boraginaceae

Genus: Pulmonaria

Species: angustifolia

Cultivar: subsp. azurea

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 25cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: September to November

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