Shady Plants

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Having a perennial garden allows you to cut flowers that are not available at the local florist. Pulmonaria saccharata “Sissinghurst White” (lungwort) is an early spring bloomer that has pure white flowers and deep green mottled lives. Today is a raw, cold spring day that doesn’t encourage spending time outside. Bringing a few cuttings indoors is the perfect way to enjoy the flowers and foliage. I love to see them at eye level, as they top out at a foot tall in the garden.

Details: Perennial. Part-shade. Likes it a bit damp. Can brown out with summer drought, but will rebound later in the year.  Pulmonaria cultivars abound and flower color range is white/blue/pink/raspberry. Foliage can be solid green or splashed with white, making it a perfect plant for a shady spot, its leaves adding a glow to the garden after bloom time.

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