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Pulmonaria 'Lewis Palmer'

Lungwort

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Lungworts are valuable plants, not only for their pink or blue flowers, but also for their foliage. This variety has clusters of nodding flowers that open pink before turning bright blue, and spotted dark green leaves. It looks good 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. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Boraginaceae

Genus: Pulmonaria

Cultivar: Lewis Palmer

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 35cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: September to November

Flowering period: March to April


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