Pulmonaria longifolia ssp. cevennensis

longleaf lungwort

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Outstanding Qualities

Long narrow silver mottled leaves brighten shady areas. Clear blue flowers appear in late winter and blooms until late spring. Cut back foliage and flower spikes immediately after flowering to prevent powdery mildew. A well mannered low garden plant.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: mounding perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 0 ft. 9 in. (0.23 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: blue

Sun/Light Exposure: light to dappled shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: spring flowers

Resistant to: deer

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: pink, burgundy, bronze

Great Color Partners: silver, blue, purple

Culture Notes
Pulmonaria thrives in light to dappled shade. Plant it in a location with rich moist to well-drained soil. Regular summer watering and fertilizer will keep it looking its best and help prevent powdery mildew from marring the foliage. This mildew resistant selection can show problems if it is grown without enough moisture. Once it has finished flowering cut it to the ground and allow fresh new foliage to fill in for the summer. Cut foliage back again in late fall or early winter once it looks tattered.