Monday, April 7, 2014

Plant of the Month – Lungwort




April's Plant of the Month – Lungwort
The lungwort plant (or Pulmonaria) is one of my favorite plants because of the multi-colored flower petals that bloom from a single plant. Every spring I looked forward to the brilliant blue, pink, or white flowers of the early-blooming Lungwort plant.  When not in bloom the leaves, either spotted or plain depending on the variety, continued to stay full through the season and into winter. They grow best in high-humus soil that retains moisture. Although lungwort tolerates dry conditions, I have yet to try it here in the desert.
Specifics:
Light:  Sun, Partial Sun, and Shade
Zones:  2-8
Plant Type:  Perennial
Plant Height:  6-12 inches tall, depending on variety
Plant Width:  1.5-2 feet wide, depending on variety
Flower Color:  White, rose, blue violet flowers, depending on variety; variegated leaves, depending on variety
Bloom Time:  Blooms spring and summer, depending on variety
Landscape Uses:  Containers, Beds & Borders, Groundcover
Special Features:  Flowers, Attractive Foliage, Fragrant, Winter Interest, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow

2 comments:

  1. Helpful. Okay, I'm sold. I'll go looking for a lungwort--or a few . . .

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  2. Its a beautiful plant. I love the multicolored flowers and the folliage stays on for most of the summer leaving a great mound of varigated greens.

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