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Spot On Lungwort

Pulmonaria 'Spot On'

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Spot On Lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Spot On') at Mainescape Nursery

Spot On Lungwort flowers

Spot On Lungwort flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Spot On Lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Spot On') at Mainescape Nursery

Spot On Lungwort in bloom

Spot On Lungwort in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  16 inches

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Brand:  Walters Gardens


A beautiful and intriguing, mounded variety ideal for shaded garden beds, borders and containers; salmon colored buds open to rich blue flowers, creating a two toned effect over long, green foliage spotted with silver; excellent cut flower quality

Ornamental Features

Spot On Lungwort features delicate clusters of royal blue bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late spring, which emerge from distinctive salmon flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive narrow leaves remain green in color with distinctive silver spots throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Spot On Lungwort is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Spot On Lungwort is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Spot On Lungwort will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. This plant does not require much in the way of fertilizing once established. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Spot On Lungwort is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features