Blue Lungwort, Cowslip Lungwort, Soldiers and Sailors
|Offering deep color under trees, Lungworts will grow in shady areas where other flowering plants will not. Like others in the Borage family, its clusters of flowers change color as they age, from pink or red to blue. This accounts for one of the common names, Soldiers and Sailors. Some foliage is white-spotted, often spectacularly so. Good in containers, and as edging with ferns, Azaleas and Rhododendrons. Easy to care for. Water after planting and during extended dry spells. Divide for new plants.
Shorter than others, it blooms early and keeps its leaves until fall. Many named cultivars have varying blue shades and different heights.
Attributes - Pulmonaria angustifolia
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Early Spring
Flower Color: Blue
Height: 8 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Showy Flowers.
Pulmonaria longifolia, Pulmonaria longifolia 'Bertram Anderson', Pulmonaria saccharata, Pulmonaria saccharata 'Pink Dawn', Pulmonaria saccharata 'Sissinghurst White'