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Pulmonaria - Lungworts

Hardy and indispensable in the garden, Pulmonaria (Lungwort) can be herbaceous or semi-evergreen rhizomatous perennials with attractive clusters of funnel-shaped, blue, pink or purple flowers in late winter or early spring. Equally striking is their foliage of strikingly patterned leaves, which remains attractive throughout the entire growing season if cut back after blooming. Low care, deer resistant, Lungworts are long-interest plants that are ideal for shaded gardens or pathways, beneath roses and other deciduous shrubs.


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Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' (Lungwort)

One of the earliest to flower, award-winner Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' (Lungwort) is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with showy clusters of bright sapphire-blue flowers in spring. Strong-growing, it forms a compact foliage mound of broad, dark green leaves, which remains attractive throughout the entire growing season if cut back after blooming. Evergreen in mild winter regions, this plant is an excellent choice for shady gardens.

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Pulmonaria 'High Contrast' (Lungwort)

Pulmonaria 'High Contrast' (Lungwort) is a compact, clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with profuse clusters of large, outfacing, pink flowers maturing to blue in spring. Equally beautiful is the brilliant foliage of wavy, spear-shaped, dark green leaves, adorned with melting silver, which remains attractive throughout the entire growing season if cut back after blooming. Resistant to powdery mildew, tolerant of heat and humidity, this pretty Lungwort is evergreen in mild winter areas and is an excellent choice for shady gardens, even in the South.

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Pulmonaria 'Majeste' (Lungwort)

Terrific for lightening up a shaded garden spot, Pulmonaria 'Majeste' (Lungwort) is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with small sprays of pink flower bells that turn blue as they mature. Blooming from early to late spring, the blossoms dance on short stalks, just above the luminous foliage mound of large, lance-shaped, silvery-gray leaves, some adorned with a narrow green margin, others mottling towards the base. Evergreen in mild winter regions, this plant is an excellent choice for shady gardens.

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Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash' (Lungwort)

Regarded as one of the very best Pulmonaria cultivars available, Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash' (Lungwort) is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial of fairly upright growth habit, with dazzling clusters of raspberry-pink and soft purple flowers in spring. Strong-growing, it forms a brilliant foliage mound of long, deep green leaves that are dramatically spotted in silver, and remain attractive throughout the entire growing season if cut back after blooming. Evergreen in mild winter regions, this plant is noted for its resistance to powdery mildew and is an excellent choice for shady gardens.

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Pulmonaria 'Shrimps on the Barbie' (Lungwort)

Pulmonaria 'Shrimps on the Barbie' (Lungwort) is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with profuse clusters of large, deep shrimp pink flowers in spring. Equally eye-catching is the foliage of brightly silver-spotted, long leaves, which remains attractive throughout the entire growing season if cut back after blooming. Resistant to powdery mildew, this pretty Lungwort is evergreen in mild winter areas and is an excellent choice for shady garden.

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Pulmonaria 'Silver Bouquet' (Lungwort)

Pulmonaria 'Silver Bouquet' (Lungwort) is a compact, clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with profuse clusters of large, outfacing, coral to pink to violet flowers in spring. Equally beautiful is the silvery foliage of slender, pointed leaves, which remains attractive throughout the entire growing season if cut back after blooming. Resistant to powdery mildew, tolerant of heat and humidity, this pretty Lungwort is evergreen in mild winter areas and is an excellent choice for shady gardens, even in the South.

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Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain' (Lungwort)

Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain' (Lungwort) is a clump-forming perennial with profuse clusters of large cobalt-blue flowers in spring. Equally eye-catching is the foliage of brightly silver-spotted, long leaves, which remains attractive throughout the entire growing season if cut back after blooming. More tolerant of heat, humidity and sun than other Lungworts, it is noted for its resistance to powdery mildew and is an excellent choice for shady gardens, even in the South.

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Pulmonaria 'Victorian Brooch' (Lungwort)

Noted for its very long blooming season (up to 10 weeks), Pulmonaria 'Victorian Brooch' (Lungwort) is a compact, clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with profuse clusters of outfacing magenta coral flowers in spring. Equally eye-catching is the foliage of brightly silver-spotted, rounded-oval, green leaves, which remains attractive throughout the entire growing season if cut back after blooming. Resistant to powdery mildew, this pretty Lungwort is evergreen in mild winter areas and is an excellent choice for shady gardens.

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Pulmonaria longifolia 'Bertram Anderson' (Lungwort)

Pulmonaria longifolia 'Bertram Anderson' (Lungwort) is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with profuse clusters of bright gentian blue flowers emerging from vibrant pink buds in late spring. Strong-growing, it forms a luminous foliage mound of long, narrow, deep green leaves that are dramatically spotted in silver, and remain attractive throughout the entire growing season if cut back after blooming. Evergreen in mild winter regions, this plant is outstanding for mass plantings and an excellent choice for shady gardens.

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