Variety description: Clump forming herbaceous perennial with distinctive white spotted leaves. Its common name in English, "lungwort," originates from Medieval European herbalists, who used this plant to treat pulmonary infections.
One of the first plants to flower in the spring with a profusion of small purple, pink or white flowers. We value pulmonaria as both an companion plant for our peonies, as well as for a early source of nectar for the bees.
Site requirements and cultivation: Prefers rich soil, partial shade. After several seasons crown can be divided. Pulmonaria will also self-seed.
Pests and diseases: None.
Hardiness: USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: One crown with substantial roots.
When we ship: Available for FALL 2016 shipping. Potted plants also available at the nursery this spring.
Shipping restrictions: None.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.