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Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'

Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' (Pulmonaria)

A lovely clear blue.

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One of the first plants I was ever given (thanks Mum) was this little beauty. It flowered for ages and made spring a brighter thing

31 Jan, 2008


a very dear friend gave me a piece of this pretty plant last year it's thriving under my chokeberry glorious in spring.

Did they use this plant years ago to cure lung complaints hence the name Pulmonaria rubra (lungwort)?

lovely Blue.

31 Jan, 2008


From Wikipedia :
The scientific name Pulmonaria is derived from Latin pulmo (the lung). In the times of sympathetic magic, the spotted oval leaves of P. officinalis were thought to symbolize diseased, ulcerated lungs, and so were used to treat pulmonary infections. The common name in many languages also refers to lungs, as in English "lungwort" and German "lungenkraut".

So there you go Libby you were quite right.

1 Feb, 2008

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