|Offering deep color under trees, Lungworts will grow in shady areas where other flowering plants will not. Like others in the Borage family, its clusters of flowers change color as they age, from pink or red to blue. This accounts for one of the common names, Soldiers and Sailors. Some foliage is white-spotted, often spectacularly so. Good in containers, and as edging with ferns, Azaleas and Rhododendrons. Easy to care for. Water after planting and during extended dry spells. Divide for new plants.
Dark green leaves covered with soft, bristly hairs and blotched with creamy white spots flesh out this clump-forming perennial. Plants often blend into large patches.
Attributes - Pulmonaria saccharata
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Early Spring
Flower Color: Blue, Pink, White
Height: 8 in. to 1 ft. 6 in.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Aphids, Caterpillars, Scales, Spider Mites.