Lungwort

Pulmonaria angustifolia 'Munstead Blue'

Lungwort - Pulmonaria angustifolia  'Munstead Blue'

Common Name: Lungwort
Genus: Pulmonaria
Species: angustifolia
Cultivar: 'Munstead Blue'

Category: Groundcover Plants
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March to May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Rate of growth: average

    This piercing blue cowslip bears clusters of rich-blue funnel-shaped flowers from early to late spring and mid- to dark green leaves. Named after the woodland garden at Munstead Wood created by Edwardian plantswoman Gertrude Jeykll it is a particularly lovely groundcover plant for moist shady areas.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps every three to five years after flowering or in autumn. Cut back plants affected by mildew to the ground, water and feed - the plant will regenerate and produce new leaves later in the year.


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