Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'

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Buy Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' lungwort: Bright blue flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.


  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Delightful, large blue-violet flowers borne in spring above unspotted, dark green foliage. An excellent groundcover plant for a shady spot. Choose a place where the soil retains moisture over the summer and where the bright flowers can be fully appreciated.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps every three to five years after flowering or in autumn. Cut back plants affected by mildew to the ground, water and feed - the plant will regenerate and produce new leaves later in the year.

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Great early flowering perennial and the bees love it

5

Such a great shade loving perennial that provides some much needed colour in early March, its also such a valuable early source of nectar for bees.

Stevie D

Kent

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Lovely coloured flowers

5

My review is based on identical plants that have been established for several years and not the ones bought in early summer 2016 which are yet to flower. The older plants give many weeks of bright blue flowers. The new plants have grown well in shade and I expect them to start flowering in spring 2017.

Bluebell

Midlothian, Scoltand

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easy & pretty

5

A pretty plant, have in 3 different colours. Some in pots & some in rockery. They did very well with all the rain, so assuming will be hardy. Stay green too, even now the leaves are green (December).

Spookie

Southampton

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Pulmonaria'Blue Ensign'

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Do rabbits like Pulmonaria? Suddenly Rabbits have decided they like my garden.

Rosie

Hello there Unfortunately rabbits are quite nosy creatures and will sample many plants when first planted, but pulmonarias are not one that they usually like so you might be ok with this perennial. I have attached a link below to plants that usually show resistance to rabbits and deer. https://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/vid.1613/

Georgin

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