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Pulmonaria saccharata


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


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Plant details

This species of lungwort from France and Italy is superb for brightening up shady borders or woodland gardens. It makes a good trouble-free, evergreen groundcover, spreading slowly and requiring little care. The dark green leaves are covered in contrasting white spots and from late winter to late spring the funnel-shaped flowers are borne over a long period.

Family: Boraginaceae

Genus: Pulmonaria

Species: saccharata

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Violet

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: 60cm

Time to divide plants: September to November

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