Lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Smoky Blue')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 9 to 12"
Plant Spread: 12 to 18"
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Semi-evergreen
Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Smoky blue aging to pink.
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Division after flowering or in Fall.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on May 20, 2018 5:11 PM

This is a true blue, always a nice welcome to the garden, which turns pinkish when it is about done. It blooms in early spring, then kind of disappears during the hot summer. I find it works well under daylilies or ferns, which hide the tattered summer foliage. It seems to like regular division, which rejuvenates it.

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