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Pulmonaria - 'Fruhling Shimmel' (Lungwort)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Pulmonaria - Cultivation Notes

Preferring a fertile humus rich soil - best plant with lots of compost. Lungwort is a natural woodland floor plant, requires partial to full shade so avoid planting in very sunny dry areas. Good for under planting around trees and shrubs.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Pulmonaria:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Pulmonaria

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Pulmonaria:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
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plants for heavy clay soils
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View other ground cover plants with dark blue flowers, or ground cover plants with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Pulminaria, Pulmoneria, Pullmonaria

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