Years ago I had a fit of passion for pulmonaria--one of those gardening
obsessions where the chosen plant is all you can think about. I planted
many different kinds, and enjoyed them tremendously. Then we had a terrible
drought two years running, with watering restrictions, and some of them went
by the wayside. I still have good old "Mrs. Moon" and one or two others,
and they are enormously cheering this time of year.
In a "normal" year they don't need special watering or a lot of care. Some
summers the leaves suffer from mildew, which bothers me more than it seems
to bother the plant. If I get to it, I cut them back, and they respond with
fresh new foliage.
Not a showy plant, but a satisfying one. Everyone should have a few
Zone 6, South-central PA
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