Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'
lungwort 'Blue Ensign'
'Blue Ensign' is a strong-growing deciduous perennial to 30cm tall, with broad, dark green leaves and compact clusters of large, violet-blue flowers in spring
SynonymsPulmonaria angustifolia 'Blue Ensign'
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Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full shade
- Partial shade
North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
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
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in humus-rich, fertile, moist but not waterlogged soil in full or partial shade
Propagate by division after flowering or in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wildlife gardens
- Banks and slopes
- Flower borders and beds
- Ground cover
Remove old leaves after flowering
Generally pest free
May be subject to powdery mildews in dry conditions
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