We love the pink and blue flowers all on the same plant - it brightens up our shade garden in early spring, long before anything else gets into gear in that coolest part of our garden. The white-speckled foliage is nice too, although it can get a little ratty-looking by the end of summer.
||blue and pink (early spring)
||ordinary garden soil
||self-seeds in our garden; seed short-lived
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|helen johnston||May 20, 2008||please do you know where i can get some seeds for this plant, i have tried the seed merchants|
Pulmonaria seed is short-viable, probably why seed merchants don't carry it. Better to buy a plant - they self-seed readily.
|Rebekah Wade||Jul 25, 2009||This is a breathtakingly beautiful web site, thanks to your truly marvelous eye (and skill) as a photographer. I wish, though, that you would use a little icon or something to indicate whether plants are resistant to deer. I'm particularly curious at the moment about Syneilesis palmata plants. My garden has become a smorgasboard for deer, and I try not to plant anything else to encourage them. I am so delighted to have stumbled upon your site.|
I try to limit the information I collect for plants to things relevant to my garden - including hardiness zones, sun exposure, etc. But deer have yet to find our garden (knock on wood), so I can't speak from experience about relative deer resistance of plants.
|Patricia Schlag||Apr 29, 2011||This plant was given to me by my brother and came from the garden of his wife's elderly Aunt so it's origin from that garden can date back well over 50 years. We were not sure what it was called until I found your photos and I am 100 percent sure this is the plant that is currently in full bloom on the North side of our home.
|Gardener Ted||Aug 08, 2011||Mine come from my Great-Grandmother's garden known to my mother when she was just a girl (mom is 83 now) and have been passed down through the generations. I have started to cut/pull the flower stalks soon after they are finished allowing the foliage to take over. They mound nicely - almost like a spotted hosta. Regular feeding and watering keeps them nice looking through to the fall.|
|Jane S.||Apr 07, 2013||I love that first sight of "William-and-Mary" in spring. It was called "lungwort" because of medicinal properties related to chest congestion. My "The Herbalist" by Joseph E. Mayer says "...it's virtues are not clear". Does anyone have more recent information? I know it's in the borage family, and I seem to rremember a caution about borage and the liver....|
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