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Lungwort

Pulmonaria officinalis

Also known as

Jerusalem Cowslip, Soldiers And Sailors, Spotted Dog, Common Lungwort, Jerusalem Sage, Adam And Eve, Bedlam Cowslip, Beggar's Basket, Bugloss Cowslip, Lady's Cowslip, Lady's Milk, Mary's Honeysuckle, Mary's Tears, Sage Of Bethlehem, Joseph-And-Mary, Mary-Spilt-The-Milk, Bloody-Butcher, Boys-And-Girls, Hundreds-And-Thousands

Full Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Lungwort Overview

This is an evergreen perennial it is widely grown as an ornamental. It produces heavily white-spotted 10 to 15cm long leaves, The flowers are deep blue on stems about 30cm tall.

Common problems with Lungwort

How to propagate Lungwort

Cuttings

Propagation is from seed, cuttings.

Seed

Division

Division.

Other uses of Lungwort

Ground cover, under shrubs