Pulmonaria saccharata Mrs. Moon

Lungwort, Bethlehem Sage

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Mounds of deep green foliage with silver spots. Does well even in dry shady conditions. Pulmonaria Mrs. Moon provides bright pink flowers that open in early spring and then turn blue with maturity. Will lighten up and lend impact to dark areas. Pulmonaria leaves are attractive all season. Mounding habit will spread to make a beautiful foliage display. Pulmonaria tolerate morning sun, but need afternoon shade to avoid leaf scorching.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 10"
Spacing: Plant 16" apart
Bloom Time: Early Spring to Mid-Spring
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Pink
Accent: Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant
  • Edgers
  • OK in Containers
  • Shade Tolerant

Pulmonaria General Information

Pulmonaria are fabulous shade plants with semi-evergreen foliage which remains attractive as long as they are provided with adequate moisture throughout the summer. Works well under deciduous trees and along woodland pathways. Excellent with bulbs. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Pulmonaria Plant Care

Prefers compost rich well-drained soil. Pulmonaria may become dormant in extended dry spells. Perform early spring cleanup before flowering begins. Can be divided every 4 - 6 years right after flowering or in early autumn. Can shear tired foliage in midsummer for a flush of new growth.