Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ has plenty of pretty, violet blue flowers. It is the earliest to bloom and the darkest blue of the all the Pulmonarias. The stunning blooms open for months over the handsome deep foliage.
Quick to establish and bloom, Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ is a valuable garden plant. The pretty, violet blue flowers are the darkest of them all and they open for months from winter to late spring or summer depending on conditions. These early blooms are adored by hungry bees and gardeners alike!
It holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit so you know you can rely on it.
Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ is a good, low growing border pant or ground cover. The more time the plants have had to establish, the earlier the flowers will open and the longer they will last.
The handsome, narrow leaves have silver mottling and are a feature in themselves. It has good shade tolerance, though with additional moisture will tolerate sun.
Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ is a good, low growing border pant or ground cover. Lovely in combination with Epimediums or Winter Roses.
Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ grows best in bright light or morning sun where the foliage will gradually form a nice, thick mat that no weed would dare grow through. Avoid the hot afternoon sun which can singe the foliage.
Pulmonaria is a woodland plant that appreciates humus rich, moist, well drained soil. In mild climates they will remain evergreen (they do for us in the Dandenong Ranges).
In very cold climates, the foliage may go brown and black as winter frosts set in, but this can be easily removed to keep the plant tidy after the threat of frost and the new leaves will grow through in no time.
Pulmonaria are commonly known by many names, including Lungwort, Joseph and Mary, Soldiers and Sailors and Jerusalem Cowslip.
Sought after colour for shade.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm
Late Winter to late spring
Cool to Mediterranean
Unavailable in WA
Full Sun to Semi Shade