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Pulmonaria rubra (Red lungwort)

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1 hour care
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Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Pulmonaria rubra

Other names: Red lungwort, Pulmonaria officinalis rubra, Pulmonaria angustifolia 'Rubra'

Genus: Pulmonaria

Species: P. rubra

Pulmonaria rubra is: Deciduous

Flower: Pale-red in Spring; Pale-red in Winter

Foliage: Pale-green in All seasons

Habit: Bushy, Rounded

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Remove old leaves after flowering.. REGISTER to

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to

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Pulmonaria rubra (Red lungwort) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Wildlife

Cultivation: Plant in humus-rich, fertile, moist , but well-drained, soil in full or partial shade.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Aspect: North, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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