Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Blue, Purple





Skill level


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Plant details

Pulmonarias are wonderful plants for spring, producing flowers in an attractive range of pastel colours, complemented by handsome foliage. 'Blue Ensign is one of the earliest varieties to flower, creating a good display of bright, blue blooms throughout March and April. These fade gradually to purple with age. This variety is distinctive because it has plain green foliage. Plants will thrive on most soils provided they are rich in organic matter in full sun or partial shade. Plants will often die back in dry, hot, summers but will soon grow back once the weather turns colder.

Family: Boraginaceae

Genus: Pulmonaria

Cultivar: Blue Ensign

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue, Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 40cm

Time to divide plants: September to November

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