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Pulmonaria saccharata

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
pul-mon-AIR-ee-ah sak-kar-RAY-tah
Description

Lungwort was historically used for treating lung ailments because the spotted leaves resemble the lung, thus the scientific and common name. It is beautiful in the shade garden, where its large, fuzzy rosette of leaves makes a soft ground cover. 'Mrs. Moon' has pink flowers and silver spotted foliage; 'Sissinghurst White' has white flowers.

Lungwort grows best in cool, moist soil that is high in organic matter.  These plants can be propagated by division in fall or by seed sown in early spring.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#blue#spring#perennial#light shade#shade tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#blue#spring#perennial#light shade#shade tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pulmonaria
    Species:
    saccharata
    Family:
    Boraginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    'Mrs. Moon' has pink flowers and silver spotted foliage; 'Sissinghurst White' has white flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No