How to Grow Pulmonaria Flower Tauheed Ahmad March 7, 2017 Flowers 831 This plant used to be called “lungwort” because its spotted leaves resembled diseased lungs and, in the homeopathic tradition of folk medicine, were thus supposed to be able to cure diseased lungs. Fortunately the plant has more demonstrable virtues. It spreads vigorously by creeping rhizomes, its broad leaves make it very attractive as a ground cover planting and on top of that it bears beautiful clusters of tube shaped flowers in spring, which generally open pink and turn to blue, resulting in both pink and blue flowers in the same cluster. Pulmonaria angustifolia is low growing under 10 inches and has leaves that are not spotted; popular varieties are Johnson Blue and the white Alba. P. saccharata, called Bethlehm sage, grows as tall as 15 inches. There’re so many gardeners whose like the variety and whose blue flowers and spotted leaves are both large and very showy. If you find you get along well with pulmonarias, there are a number of other, less familiar species worth trying. Well, if you want to grow Pulmonaria, then you need a truly shade loving plant and will wilt in sun. Even the morning sun that mine gets makes it wilt in hot weather. Soil need not be rich, but it should be full of organic matter to help it to hold moisture. Plants are easily divided in early spring but should be watered well after transplanting. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Related PostsPetunia is Small Flower Comes in Several Shapes and ColorsLantana Heads are Clusters of Tiny Flowers in Shades of Red, Pink, Yellow and Orange, Sometimes all in One Cluster“Glory of the Snow”, A Bright Blue Star Shaped Flower Ajuga Reptans; A Fast Spreading Plant Can Grow in any Good Decent Garden Larkspur is Delicate and Excellent Long Lasting Cut FlowerCampanula FlowerA Long Lasting Blue Flower Salvia (Sage)How to Grow Cyclamen FlowerSnapdragon or Antirrhinum MajusForget-Me-Not or Myosotis Sylvatica FlowerCosmos Flower is Ideal for the back of your GardenRose of Sharon is in number of varieties shades Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.