Growing Lungwort: Tips at a Glance
In dappled shade, lungwort is a useful ground cover; speckled leaves will pick up light and the plant will surprise you each spring with a burst of flowers.
- Type Ground cover
- Lifespan Perennial
- USDA Zones 4-8
- Light Partial shade
- Water Moist soil
- When to Plant Autumn
- Design Tip Silvery leaves
- Companions Hostas, crocus
- Peak season Early spring
Lungwort: A Field Guide
In the dappled shade of woodlands (or under a tree in your garden), lungwort is an unobtrusive ground cover and will surprise you every spring with a burst of small blue, pink, or coral flowers.
Its lovely foliage is lungwort’s greatest asset, however; you can find Pulmonaria cultivars with spotted leaves, leaves splashed with silver, white leaves with spots of green, or pale silver with a green rim. In shady spots lungwort’s leaves will pick up the light and create a lovely contrast to surrounding greenery.
Native to Europe and Asia, lungwort will thrive in temperate climates, spreading by rhizome to form new clumps.