Common Name: Lungwort, Bethlehem Sage Pulmonaria Twinkle Toes

Height:12.0-14.0 Inches

Spread:16.0-18.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones:3,4,5,6,7,8,9


Flower Color:Purple shadesBlue shades

Foliage Color:Variegated

Sunlight:Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)Full Shade (< 4 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:Average Water NeedsConsistent Water Needs


Soil Quality:Average Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)

Bloomtime:Late Spring

Attracts Wings:Attracts HummingbirdsBee Friendly


Critter Resistant:Deer ResistantRabbit Resistant

Growth Rate:Medium

Garden Style:Patio ContainerEclecticWoodland Shade

Other Features:Border PlantContainerCut FlowerCut FoliageEdgingMass Planting

Origin:Not Native to North America


This beautiful shade perennial will make you dance with its impressive spring flowers and unique foliage. Starting in mid-spring shortly after Hellebores are finished booming, dainty light periwinkle blue flowers cover a low, mounded habit. After the flowers fade, you can enjoy its dark green leaves that are lightly sprinkled with silver. This plant will thrive in part shade to full shade as long as you provide moisture. Pulmonaria is an underused perennial that grows well in shady gardens. It is especially attractive when planted among hostas, ferns, and brunneras. Its flowers are among the most brilliantly colored blossoms of all perennials.