A pretty herbaceous flower that blooms in the shade, the lungwort also has pretty variegated foliage.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Pulmonaria
Family : Boraginaceae
Type : Perennial
Height : 20 to 30 cm
Exposure : Partial shade
Ground : Ordinary, well drained
Flowering : March to June
- Health: benefits and virtues of the pulmonary
Planting the lungwort
Lungwort is best planted in the fall, but you can also plant until spring by avoiding periods of frost.
While appreciating shade, a minimum amount of sun is necessary to ensure good flowering.
- Mix the soil with potting soil and water. Pulmonary likes well-drained soils.
- In seed, make a sowing in place in early spring for flowering the following year.
- Water well during the first months following planting.
The best way to multiply your lungs is to divide the clumps in the fall.
Some of the most interesting varieties to plant include:
- Pulmonaria longifolia, the long-leaved lungwort
- Pulmonaria officinalis, both edible and excellent for treating the respiratory tract.
- Pulmonaria affinis, the similar lungwort found at altitude, in the Alps or the Pyrenees and recognizable by its green and white leaves and small flowers, which change from pink to blue as they develop
- Pulmonaria angustifolia, the narrow-leaved lungwort
- Pulmonaria saccharata, the powdered lung orpulmonary Bethlehem
Easy to grow and maintain, the pulmonary does not require any care when it is properly installed.
Gradually remove the faded flowers.
Lungs are among the first to flower, in late winter and early spring.
Sensitive topowdery mildew, it is best not to wet the foliage when you water.
To know about the pulmonary
The quintessential honey plant, the lungwort is a very beautiful ground cover perennial, which owes its name to the spots it has on its leaves and to its use as an infusion for inflammation of the bronchi.
She wears pretty little pink flowers which turn blue as they bloom.
In undergrowth, in beds or in a planter, lungwort are very easy to cultivate.
The name pulmonaire comes from the Latin pulmonaire radicula because its root was used in the treatment of respiratory and therefore pulmonary disorders.
Pulmonaria officinalis is a plant appreciated and recognized for its medicinal properties in the treatment of respiratory problems.
It is also used in cooking, both raw and cooked.
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