Mrs. Moon Lungwort

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Fuzzy, celestial, easy-care groundcover, the Mrs. Moon Lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Mrs. Moon'), also known as Bethlehem Sage, is a great groundcover for any shady area, helping to lighten up parts of the garden! A grossly underutilized perennial, these are landscaping finery at its best!

The foliage is fuzzy and dark green, speckled with shimmering silver. The blooms appear in spring around May, and delight the eyes as they change from red buds to pink tubular flowers that often then turn violet-blue! Pollinators adore these blossoms, especially bumblebees as they forage for pollen and nectar! Even a curious Hummingbird will hum by for a sip!

Born in darling clusters atop slender, dainty stems, the pointed leaves are freckled all growing season, looking fabulous long after the flowers fade. Growing vigorously into politely spreading clumps by way of underground rhizome-like roots, Lungworts are wonderful space-saving accent, groundcover and living mulch when allowed to ramble.

Planting and Application:

Plant Mrs. Moon under and encircling shrubs as facer plants, and along paths to add some sparkle! Great in woodland and understory plantings, dappled and full shade gardens, and moist, shady Rock gardens! No matter the location it profusely shines amongst the crowd! Mrs. Moon, of course, is perfect for adding a special shimmer to a Moon Garden!

Planting your Mrs. Moon Lungwort near your patio or porch will make for a perfect relaxing spot for your family and friends to enjoy. No one will be able to take their eyes off your elegant landscaping. Try planting it in a container garden or patio planter as shiny filler and accents!

The speckled leaves and color-changing blooms will lend their tiny elegance to any spot you plant them! Pollinator gardens and Cottage borders welcome these luminous foliage plants all growing season long! Try adding silver edges along your pathways, or along the edges of a Rain garden.

An old-world medicinal and ornamental since the 16th century, Lungworts are wonderful when paired with other shade garden staples! Try planting Mrs. Moon with Prairie Sky Hosta, Chinese Wild Ginger, Younique Pink Astilbe, Northern Exposure™ Purple Coral Bells, and Emerald Mist Brunnera!

  • Tiny Tubular-Bloom Clusters Change Red To Pink To Violet, Purple & Blue
  • Silver-Speckled, Fuzzy Green Foliage
  • Spring Flowers Attract Hummingbirds & Bees
  • Politely Spreading Mounds
  • Great Shade-Loving Groundcover, Edging, Facer Plants, Containers & Specimens!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Mrs. Moon Lungwort is an easy-to-care-for herbaceous perennial but needs to be planted in a fully shaded area with well-drained soil for the best growth possible. When in bloom reaching 10-12 inches tall to 18-24 inches wide throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 9! Tolerating both extreme cold and heat, Lungwort can handle partial shade in the cooler of their favored hardiness zone range. Mr. Moon would be proud!

Add a 3-4 inch layer of mulch to your planting beds for best results, especially in drier conditions and in locations receiving more sun. Mrs. Moon is a vigorous grower and resistant to slugs, even deer and rabbits seldom bother these lovely plants! An easy-to-grow and low-maintenance flowering ornamental, Lungworts are great for a first-time gardener!

Deadhead after the flowers are finished blooming, removing the flowering stems completely to maintain a tidy mound and the plant transforms itself into an incredible foliage plant with silvery spotted leaves! Otherwise, Lungwort are low-maintenance gems! In the fall, after the foliage has died down after frost, prune the entire plant to the ground and remove all stems, leaves, and other debris to prevent mildews, slugs, and snails from overwintering. To prevent over-crowding, divide your clumps every 3-5 years in the autumn as well.

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

Make your dream garden expectations come true today by ordering one, two, or maybe even three of your very own Mrs. Moon Lungwort from! You will love this plant to the moon and back!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
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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Mrs. Moon Lungwort Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pulmonaria 'Mrs. Moon'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 10 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moist to Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red Buds Change Violet/Purple/Pink/Blue
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant No