Pulmonaria (aka: lungwort) is a charming little shade perennial. One of the earliest to bloom in the spring, it has green leaves with splotches of white/silver (who couldn’t love a botanical specimen laced with silver?!) Flower color and amount of silver on the leaves (as well as leaf shape) varies with variety, but the flowers generally come in purpley-blue or raspberry pink shades. I love that you get a two-tone look with the closed bud and the open flower petal color side by side.
Hardiness zone: 3-8
Bloom Time: Spring
Sun: Full to Part Shade
Size/Habit: Small to medium sized clumps, relatively slow-growing, approx. 10-12” height/spread.
Notes: Beautiful addition to a woodland garden. Pairs nicely with hosta, bleeding heart, astilbe.