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Common Lungwort in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pulmonaria officinalis

 

Common 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.

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plant Features
  • Common Lungwort likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Common Lungwort likes very little water

    Very little water

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Common Lungwort likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Common Lungwort

Latin name

Pulmonaria officinalis

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Boraginaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Common Lungwort likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Common Lungwort likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Common Lungwort likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Common Lungwort is 0.50meters x 0.30meters 0.50 M 0.30 M

Pulmonaria officinalis

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.


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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