Pulmonaria longifolia


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Key information

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage



Skill level


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Plant details

Lungworts are valuable plants not only for their early flowers, but also for their foliage. The clusters of nodding flowers, which attract bees, stand out well against the mottled green leaves. Plants make good trouble-free ground cover for moist shade; they spread slowly and need little care. This species flowers later than other lungworts, with blooms appearing in mid- to late spring.

Family: Boraginaceae

Genus: Pulmonaria

Species: longifolia

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 40cm

Time to divide plants: September to November

Flowering period: April to May

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