Cevennensis Lungwort

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Silver spots in the shade! The Cevennensis Lungwort (Pulmonaria longifolia 'Cevennensis') is a clump-forming Lungwort that is valued by gardeners for its attractive silver-speckled foliage! This native to the Cévennes cultural region and range of mountains in south-central France features very long and narrow spotted leaves that look gorgeous throughout the entire growing season!

Spring brings drooping clusters that rise in an airy fashion above the foliage on dainty stems, forming a bunch of funnel-shaped blooms in dark violet-blue! Bees (especially bumblebees), butterflies, and the occasional curious Hummingbird will arrive to sip their nectar from April to May. The curious little blooms can sometimes have an array of violet to dark purple, to bluish-purple as the flowers open and age, giving them a multi-hued effect!

Growing just 1-2 feet in height and spreading 2-3 feet wide, these tidy clumps can spread and politely fill small areas in the shade. Spreading slowly by creeping rhizomatic roots, these are easy plants to care for and keep in bounds.

Planting and Application:

Lungwort has a long history in gardens and even has medicinal qualities, finding itself in herb gardens and potager plantings since the sixteenth century! These easy-care perennial plants happily ramble and fill the dappled shade with silvery spotted beauty, are gorgeous plants for edging and as speckled facer plants. Frequently used as a groundcover and garden filler.

Even container gardens in the shade welcome these charming old-world plants! Cottage gardens, mixed perennial borders, and moist wildflower gardens in the shade are where these plants like to set down their roots. Try pairing Cevennensis with Jack Frost Brunnera, Waterslide Hosta, Midnight Rose Coral Bells, and Hennie Graafland Astilbe for a pretty effect in the shade garden!

  • Clusters of Funnel-Shaped Blooms Ranging From Violet to Purple to Blue!
  • Striking Lance-Shaped Leaves in Deep Green & Speckled Silver
  • Small Clumping/Spreading Perennial
  • Boon to Early Pollinators & Hummingbirds
  • Edging, Specimens, Containers & All Round Shade-Garden Jewels!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Lungwort Cevennensis is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade, but it prefers cool soils that are moist and humusy. It can handle slightly drier conditions in full shade and in its cooler climate range of USDA growing zones 3 to 8. But in warmer climates, Pulmonaria needs rich, moist soil and full shade. Best in neutral to alkaline soils, Lungworts are very adaptable herbaceous perennials!

This variety of Lungwort is very tolerant of wet, poorly drained soils, so it must have constant moisture and not be allowed to dry out. Just ensure they do not sit in water that has become stagnant or they will rot. All plants appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist bark chips to hold in moisture and keep their roots cool.

These low-maintenance plants, simply trim off the blooms after they fade and then trim back the entire plant when it dies back after frost in the autumn; removing all the leaves and debris from the area to keep slugs and snails at bay. Every 3-5 years or so, divide your clumps to prevent them from overcrowding in the autumn.

  • Full Shade to Partial Sun/Shade
  • Moist Rich Well-Drained Soil
  • Appreciates Regular Water & Mulched Beds
  • Deadhead After Bloom & Prune Late Fall
  • Deer Seldom Bother Them
  • Mildew Resistant Foliage

Color-changing blooms and speckled silvery leaves, the Cevennensis Lungwort will delight you with its unique beauty! Hurry and order these curious garden jewels today from Nature Hills Nursery!

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4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Cevennensis Lungwort Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pulmonaria longifolia 'Cevennensis'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 1 - 2 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moist to Average
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Changing Dark Purple/Blue/Violet
Foliage Variegated
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant No