PlantsPulmonaria→Blue Lungwort (Pulmonaria angustifolia)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Division after flowering or in fall.


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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Jan 25, 2012 12:50 PM

Honey bees get pollen from this plant

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Posted by SunnyBorders (Aurora, Ontario - Zone 5b) on Apr 21, 2013 6:53 PM

Attractive blue flower.
Nice green leaves.

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 12:23 AM

"Pulmonaria angustifolia (narrow-leaved lungwort, blue cowslip) is a species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae, native to central and north eastern Europe. Growing to 30 cm (12 in) tall by 45 cm (18 in) broad, it is an herbaceous perennial with hairy oval leaves and masses of bright blue flowers in spring. The subspecies azureus has brighter blue flowers.

The specific epithet angustifolia means "narrow-leaved". Despite the common name "blue cowslip" it is not closely related to the true cowslip (Primula veris).

In cultivation it is used for groundcover in moist soil with dappled shade. The plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit."

Taken from wikipedia's page at:

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Posted by SunnyBorders (Aurora, Ontario - Zone 5b) on Nov 26, 2017 4:23 PM

Horticultural Pulmonaria angustifolia is apparently not the same plant as Pulmonaria angustifolia Linnaeus. In addition, there is apparently confusion between the plant called P. angustifolia in horticulture and its cultivars.

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