Lungwort

April 30th, 2009 by david laferney Leave a reply »
Funny name - Pretty plant

Funny name - Pretty plant

While you are out and about the plant sellers this spring you might run across this lovely little shade lover.  Lungwort may sound like a ghastly disease, but as you can see it’s a lovely plant.  It thrives and persists in full shade and spreads slowly (that is it does NOT become invasive) – those pretty little (1/2″) pink and blue flowers are one of the first harbingers of spring, and the silver/green foliage looks good all summer long.  Lungwort will thrive right along side your hostas and elephant ears.  Ours is probably 15 years old and requires no care at all, and can be divided yearly if wanted.

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