Pulmonaria Blue Ensign
The extensive borage family includes the blue flowering Pulmanaria Blue Ensign shown above with an early flowering Iris reticulata.
My Pulmonaria Experience
- If I was looking for more Pulmonaria I would go for the pink/red ‘shrimps on the barbie’ and the white Sissinghurst.
- These common named ‘lungworts’ are perennials that die back to below ground level each autumn making them hard to keep track of due to the rhizomas roots.
- The white mottled leaves were not as vibrant this spring and would have preferred more shade and damper conditions.
- I find some members of the 10,000+ boraginaceae family can be a bit thuggish and I plant them with some trepidation. (Just consider Comfrey if left unchecked)