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Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' (Lungwort 'Blue Ensign') Herb Plant

£3.75

Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Lungwort 'Blue Ensign' (Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' ) Herb in 9cm Pot 

Lungwort 'Blue Ensign' is a semi-green perennial with dark green spotted leaves and clusters of funnel shaped pink or red flowers which turn violet or bright blue creating a multi-coloured effect in the spring. It makes excellent ground-cover for a shady spot.  Ideally situated in moisture retentive soil, this plant also lends itself to under-planting shrubs, woodland gardens and informal cottage-style planting schemes. Lift and divide large clumps every three to five years after flowering or in autumn. 

Herb Usage

As its common name suggests historically this plant was thought to be beneficial to for treating lung diseases as it was thought the spotted leaves resembled diseased lungs ! Whilst we can not vouch for it's healing properties it is a very pretty and useful shade tolerant ground cover plant.

Buy Lungwort 'Blue Ensign'Online

Our Lungwort 'Blue Ensign' is generally available to buy online between March and September.

 

 

Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' (Lungwort 'Blue Ensign') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full Sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Moist well drained soil
Flower Colour Blue
Height 30cm
Spread 40cm
Latin Name Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' Lungwort
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter
Culinary None
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Spring
Special Features Ground Cover
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal