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Red Lungwort in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pulmonaria officinalis rubra

 

Red Lungwort

Pulmonaria are perennials, or sometimes evergreen, that form clumps above a creeping rhizome. The leaves are often prominently spotted in black and blue, or sometimes in pale green, or unspotted. The colour of the flower in bud is often pink, which then changes as the flower matures. They open to reveal clusters of funnel-shaped flowers in late winter or early spring. Red Lungwort is a clump-forming perennial to 40cm, with light green, unspotted leaves and short leafy stems bearing clusters of coral-red flowers from late winter to spring.

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plant Features
  • Red Lungwort likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Red Lungwort likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Red Lungwort is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Red Lungwort likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Red Lungwort

Latin name

Pulmonaria officinalis rubra

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Boraginaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Red Lungwort likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Red Lungwort is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Red Lungwort likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Red Lungwort likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Red Lungwort is 0.50meters x 0.40meters 0.50 M 0.40 M

Pulmonaria officinalis rubra

Pulmonaria are perennials, or sometimes evergreen, that form clumps above a creeping rhizome. The leaves are often prominently spotted in black and blue, or sometimes in pale green, or unspotted. The colour of the flower in bud is often pink, which then changes as the flower matures. They open to reveal clusters of funnel-shaped flowers in late winter or early spring. Red Lungwort is a clump-forming perennial to 40cm, with light green, unspotted leaves and short leafy stems bearing clusters of coral-red flowers from late winter to spring.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant young plants in humus-rich, fertile, moist but not waterlogged soil in dapled sunlight or partial shade. Provide them with a sheltered position but not in full shade. Site them in the front of borders, or use as ground cover, and in the right conditions they look great in a woodland border.

 

Flowering Season

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Pulmonaria flower very early in the year, late winter and early spring and are attractive to bees providing much needed early nectar.

 
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