Lungwort

Pulmonaria saccharata 'Frühlingshimmel'

Lungwort - Pulmonaria saccharata  'Frühlingshimmel'

Common Name: Lungwort
Genus: Pulmonaria
Species: saccharata
Cultivar: 'Frühlingshimmel'

Category: Groundcover Plants
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

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

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: VariegatedFlowering Period: March to May

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

  • Rate of growth: average
  • Other features: flowers are attractive to bees

    With its slightly sprawling habit this rhizomatous semi-evergreen perennial makes ideal groundcover for a partially shaded spot. In early spring clear blue flowers open from pinkish-purple buds above the heavily spotted dark green leaves. After it has finished flowering new foliage emerges which shows the variegations off at their best. Grow in woodland settings or to soften the front edge of a shady bed in a mixed border. The flowers are a valuable source of nectar for bees early in the year.

  • 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. 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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