Hardy perennials, some partially evergreen; unusual blotched foliage.
Good ground-cover for shady places.
Valuable because of its early flowering season.
The soil must contain plenty of humus and be reasonably damp.
By division in spring.
Pulmonaria angustifolia: Height 20-30 cm; initially red, later violet-bluein early to mid spring. Oblong to spear-shaped , dark green all over, covered in rough hairs.
Pulmonaria officinalis: Height 25-45 cm, bright-pink flowers in mid to late spring; they subsequently turn bright-blue. The heart-shaped are blotched. Pulmonaria saccharata: Height 30-60 cm; red flowers in mid to late spring, later turning violet. In this species the grey-green leaves are clearly blotched.