Shady Plants

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.