This dependable little ground cover works in areas that receive four or more hours of daylight. From late summer to early fall lungwort’s green bronze foliage becomes covered in small gentian blue flowers that really pop. Since it blooms later it works well as a filler adding interest to the garden late in the season when many other garden plants are already spent. In the fall, the foliage turns a rich orange/bronze color that further accentuates the blue flowers. It is a hardy plant that will grow well in a variety of locations. If you are looking to fill in a garden bed, need a ground cover or border plant lungwort may be a good choice.
Photo Credit: Walters Gardens
|Bloom Color:||Vivid electric blue/purple blooms|
|Bloom Period:||Late summer to late fall|
|Genus & Species:||Ceratostigma plumbaginoides|
|Mature Height:||8 to 12 inches|
|Mature Spread:||10 to 20 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||10 to 18 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Plant even with the soil in pot|
|Planting Time:||Spring or fall planting|
|Soil Type:||Can tolerate many soil types|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to part shade|
|Zone:||5 to 9|
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