- Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Height 14 - 16 Inches
- Width 18 - 20 Inches
- Growing Zones 3-8
Turn the lights on in shady corners with this radiant long-bloomer. Spot On Lungwort (can we please think up a better common name?), shimmers in and out of bloom. The green leaves are covered in bright silver dots, and the buds emerge salmon and open to blue-violet for late spring flowers. Hummingbirds and bees love it too, so you’ll be feeding essential pollinators while illuminating your garden. Deer and rabbits avoid these plants, however. Spot on makes a neat mound up to 16 inches tall and a bit wider, a nice size for a filler in a shaded pot or window box, as well as an edging plant or spring focal point in a mixed border.
Spot On is a type of pulmonaria, whose name, referring to the Latin for lung, reminds us of its traditional medicinal use. Both the leaves and the flowers are beautiful for arrangements. It spreads slowly by rhizomes, so it’s excellent as a deciduous ground cover as well. Spring bulbs, heucheras, summer-blooming hostas, astilbe, and carex will create season-long beauty alongside your pulmonaria.
Spot On Lungwort Care
Lungworts will happily bloom and slowly expand in a spot with evenly moist soil in partial shade. Rich soil, high in organic matter is their favorite place. Clay soils would benefit from the addition of compost and/or soil conditioner. Overly dry or hot locations with afternoon sun can encourage leaf scorch or powdery mildew, which disfigure the leaves. Deep shade, with reduced air circulation can also encourage mildew; another reason for keeping it in brighter or morning shade.
If you see brown tips from leaf scorch after drying out or leaves are turning white from mildew, cut back and new growth should soon follow. (If mildew is the culprit, disinfect pruners and dispose of foliage in the trash, instead of your compost. Individual plants usually live about three years, you can give clumps a boost by dividing every three to five years. Gently tease apart the roots, removing any tired sections, and replant.
Spot On Lungwort Spacing
You’ll want to allow about 20 inches across between your Spot On plants for optimal air circulation.
Spot On Lungwort Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Sunlight Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade|
|Mature Height: 14 - 16 Inches|
|Mature Width: 18 - 20 Inches|
|Plant Spacing: 18 - 20 Inches|
|Growth Habit: Mounded|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Pink|
|Flower Shade: Salmon Pink & Rich Blue|
|Seasonal Interest: Late Spring|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green with Silver|
|Attracts: Bees, Hummingbirds|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Uses: Border Plant Container Cut Flower Landscape Mass Planting|
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners|
|Botanical/Scientific Name: Pulmonaria hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF|
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