Say goodbye to boring, monochrome shady spots! Evergreen and easy to grow, Lungwort is one of the earliest-blooming shade perennials. Beginning as early as March or April, clusters of delicate, trumpet-shaped flowers appear at the same time as many tulips and daffodils. Meanwhile, the highly decorative, speckled foliage stays attractive all year round! Wonderful in rock gardens, too. Grows 10-12" high with a 20" spread. #1 Field-Grown Plants Pulmonaria officinalis.
Botanical Name: Pulmonaria officinalis
Common Name: Lungwort
Form: herbaceous perennial
Root System: fibrous
Sun Exposure: Shade/Partial Shade
Hardiness Zone: 2 - 8
Flowering Date: march-april
Duration: several weeks
Blooms With: flower bulbs
Cut Flowers: No
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: Belongs to earliest blooming perennials; flowers together with Tulips and Daffodils. Beautiful foliage. Very easy to grow.
Flower Color: mixed
Flower Form: small trumpet shaped flowers in drooping clusters
Foliage: oblong-lanceolate, often with white dots
Foliage Type: oblong-lanceolate
Resistance: strong plants
Soil Requirement: moist and oraginic rich
Shipped: bareroot or potted
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"I bought 3 of these 3 years ago, and am buying three more now. They are beautiful! They get bigger every year and the foliage is beautiful right through till the fall (in Massachusetts)."
"I bought 3 of these several years ago. They grew like crazy, and the foliage looked great right into the fall."
"The second season for these plants has been spectacular! Each plant is covered with vivid flowers in several shades of pink and purple, and they attract lots of interest from friends and neighbors. The plant with most sun is 18"" across, while the other two plants are about 12"" across because they are sheltered by daffodils. This is all achieved with little or no effort beyond planting. I've already ordered another set."
"I bought last spring from Spring Hill, didn't get flowers. Just this morning I saw beautiful clusters of blue and pink flowers on it. I was afraid of the harsh winter and the heavy would have killed them. I think I found a right one for my shade garden."
"I planted 3 of these, and a couple months later, nothing had happened- I replanted them in moister soil in a shadier spot with a little indirect sun and then one grew. Very pretty foliage, looks good by itself, but also some really pretty blooms. I might try these again now that I know a good spot for them."
"I planted 6 at least 10 years ago, moved to me present home 5 years ago and couldn't resist taking them with me. Still doing great and as a matter of fact they are in bloom right now and as beautiful as the first year I planted them but naturally a lot bigger. Can't go wrong with these. Easy to care for too."
"I planted these in a good bed last year. Very pretty spotted foliage stayed green nearly all winter (in Colorado!) and they're flowering in the second week of March. Rabbits chewed on them some, but they came right back. These are great little perennials."