Hairy Lungwort

Pulmonaria mollis

Mountain Lungwort, Christmas Cowslip

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A close up of some purple flowers on a Pulmonaria mollis plant
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Pulmonaria mollis is a vigorous perennial from the Boraginaceae family. It forms clump from rhizomes, producing softly hairy, mid-dark green leaves. frm late winter to mid-spring blue flowers, occasionally flushed with pink-purple appear, aging to a purple-blue shade.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Winter

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division

Divide in autumn or immediately after flowering.

Special features

Winter colour

Ground cover

Special features

Origin

Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Chalk, Loam

Soil PH preference

Alkaline, Neutral, Acid

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

A useful plant for under planting deciduous shrubs in wildlife gardens but it also suits beds/borders of cottage/informal gardens as ground cover.

Personality

Family

Boraginaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple, Blue

Scent

None

Problems

Can suffer with powdery mildew.
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