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Hairy lungwort

Pulmonaria mollis

Mountain lungwort, Christmas cowslip

This vigorous perennial forms clump from rhizomes. It has softly hairy, mid- to dark green leaves and from late winter to mid-spring it produces blue flowers, occasionally flushed-pink, aging to purple-blue.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Winter

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division
Divide in autumn or immediately after flowering.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Chalk, Loam
Soil PH preference
Alkaline, Neutral, Acid
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
A useful plant for under planting deciduous shrubs in wildlife gardens but it also suits beds/borders of cottage/informal gardens as ground cover.

Personality

Family
Boraginaceae
Flower colour
Pink, Blue, Purples
Scent
None

Problems

Can suffer with powdery mildew.

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