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Pulmonaria

Pulmonaria (Lungwort)

Pulmonaria leaves are deer-resistant and range from solid green to nearly pure silver. Pulmonaria cultivars rival hellebores to be the first flowering perennials in the late winter and early spring.


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Named for the organ that most resembles the foliage, pulmonaria is also known as lungwort. Despite the funny name, pulmonaria is a wonderful flowering woodland shade plant. This clumping, borage relative is a beauty in the perennial woodland garden. Pulmonaria leaves are deer-resistant and range from solid green to nearly pure silver. Pulmonaria cultivars rival hellebores to be the first flowering perennials in the late winter and early spring.

Pulmonaria plants prefer light shade and a moist but well-drained site, where they establish quickly and make a superb spring show. Although drought tolerant, pulmonaria plants grow best in slightly moist soils. Try pairing your lungwort with other shade loving, low growing plants like hosta, farfugium, achimenes, heuchera, ferns, and ophiopogon.

Lungwort really helps you breathe life into your woodland garden. When you are ready to buy pulmonarias for your woodland shade garden, we hope you will check out our list of lungworts for sale.

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