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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
blue cowslip narrow-leaved lungwort
Pulmonaria can be herbaceous or semi-evergreen rhizomatous perennials with terminal clusters of funnel-shaped flowers in late winter or early spring, and often strikingly patterned leaves developing in summer
P. angustifolia is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial to 30cm, with roughly hairy, ovate dark green basal leaves and leafy stems bearing a terminal cluster of bright deep blue, funnel-shaped flowers
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
SoilClay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in humus-rich, fertile, moist but not waterlogged soil. Makes good groundcover and is attractive to bees. Remove old leaves after flowering
Propagate by seed or by division
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Slugs and snails may be a problem
May be subject to powdery mildews in dry weather
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