- Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 9 - 18 Inches
- Mature Spread 9 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Groundcovers are some of the hardest working plants in the garden. Not only should they have good looking foliage and flowers and sustain pollinators, groundcovers earn their place in the garden by helping to smother out weeds. Mrs. Moon Lungwort is an old fashioned favorite that ticks all of those boxes. Mrs. Moon has lightly spotted leaves and delicate pink flowers that bloom from spring into early summer.
Lungwort also makes a great edging plant for the shadiest of gardens and will grow well as a groundcover, even under Black Walnut trees. Not only is Mrs. Moon Lungwort deer and rabbit resistant, slugs completely leave its rough leaves alone. Companion plants for Lungwort are Hostas, Astilbe, Sweet Woodruff and Hellebores. The spotted leaves stay looking good throughout the summer, even after the plant has finished blooming.
Mrs. Moon Lungwort Care
Lungwort likes to have a very shady spot, but will tolerate sun early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Moist well, drained soil is important as is using drip irrigation or soaker hoses for supplemental irrigation. Mrs. Moon Lungwort dislikes overhead watering that would make the leaves wet. Powdery Mildew can be an issue late in the summer as the nights get colder and the soils stay wet.
Cutting back herbaceous perennials is best done in the early spring as the new growth emerges. Growth from the previous year provides mulch and insulation from the cold winter in the lowest of the hardiness zones. Fertilizing with a well balanced, slow release food in the spring will help to support good blooming and leaf production. Dividing Lungwort in the early fall will give new transplants time to establish roots before the winter. Make sure to mulch the new plants well.
Mrs. Moon Lungwort Spacing
Mrs. Moon Lungwort is a medium sized perennial. The mature height is 9-18 inches before blooming, with a spread of 18-24 inches. Spacing the plants at 20 inches on center is recommended.
Mrs. Moon Lungwort Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
|Plant Type: Perennials
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 9 - 18 Inches
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
|Habit: Mounded, Spreading, Trailing
|Flower Color(s): Purple
|Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen, Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green, White
|Foliage Description: Variegated
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit
|Attracts: Bees, Hummingbirds
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
|Common Name: Mrs. Moon Lungwort
|Scientific Name: PULMONARIA SACCHARATA `MRS. MOON`
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.