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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

Pulmonaria officinalis Gevlekt longkruid by Onderwijsgek (CC BY-SA 2.5 nl)

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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Pulmonaria officinalis flowers
A photo of Lungwort

Lungwort Overview

Pulmonaria officinalis is an evergreen perennial that is widely grown as an ornamental garden plant for the attractive spotted leaves and pretty pink-purple flowers. Commonly known by the names Lungwort, Jerusalem Cowslip and Spotted Dog, amongst many others. It produces heavily white-spotted 10 to 15cm long leaves. The flowers are borne 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