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Pulmonaria longifolia


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


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Plant details

This is an early flowering lungwort from Western Europe. It produces blue funnel-shaped flowers from late winter continuing until the end of spring. The white spotted leaves make an attractive feature in the garden, especially when planted to form a groundcover. Plant in a shady spot with moist, but not boggy, soil.

Family: Boraginaceae

Genus: Pulmonaria

Species: longifolia

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: 30cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: September to November

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I love this lovely plant it looks so nice in my little garden

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