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Bethlehem lungwort in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pulmonaria saccharata

 

Bethlehem 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. Pulmonaria Saccharata is a rhizomatous semi-evergreen clump-forming perennial with large lance-shaped spotted leaves, and, in Spring, funnel-shaped pink or white flowers.

 
plant Features
  • Bethlehem lungwort likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Bethlehem lungwort likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Bethlehem lungwort is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Bethlehem lungwort likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Bethlehem lungwort

Latin name

Pulmonaria saccharata

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Boraginaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Bethlehem lungwort likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Bethlehem lungwort is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Bethlehem lungwort likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Bethlehem lungwort likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Bethlehem lungwort is 0.50meters x 0.30meters 0.50 M 0.30 M

Pulmonaria saccharata

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. Pulmonaria Saccharata is a rhizomatous semi-evergreen clump-forming perennial with large lance-shaped spotted leaves, and, in Spring, funnel-shaped pink or white flowers.


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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