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Redstart Lungwort

SKU: AM014567
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'Redstart' Lungwort is one of the first to bloom in the spring, sharing its coral red blooms and colorful, bright green leaves. A lovely groundcover, 'Redstart' is tough and easy to care for, growing well in most soils and spreading without aggression. Tolerates plenty of shade and resists both deer and rabbits. (Pulmonaria rubra)
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Botanical Name
Pulmonaria rubra Redstart
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bloom Time
Early to late spring


Grown as much for their attractive leaves as their flowers, lungworts look best grown in masses as a shady ground cover or combined with hostas, hellebores and ferns in a shady garden. The foliage remains attractive all season as long as the soil isn't allowed to dry out. You can rejuvenate a ragged patch by cutting the stems back by half after flowers fade. The genus name Pulmonaria and common name lungwort refer to the spotted foliage, considered to resemble a diseased lung. (It was once believed that if a plant resembled a particular body part, it had the ability to cure ailments associated with it; pulmonaria was used to treat respiratory problems.)