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Hairy Lungwort

Pulmonaria mollis

Also known as

Mountain Lungwort, Christmas Cowslip

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

45cm

Max

60cm

20cm

Min

30cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Hairy Lungwort

A photo of Hairy Lungwort
A close up of some purple Pulmonaria mollis flowers growing in the wild
Some Pulmonaria mollis in flower growing in a garden
A close up of some purple Pulmonaria mollis flowers and green foliage

Hairy Lungwort Overview

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.

Common problems with Hairy Lungwort

How to harvest Hairy Lungwort

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hairy Lungwort

Division

Divide in autumn or immediately after flowering.

Cuttings

Propagation is from seed, cuttings.

Seed

Special features of Hairy Lungwort

Winter colour

Ground cover

Other uses of Hairy Lungwort

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