Telford & Topton, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Pulmonaria saccharata 'Mrs. Moon'
Common name   Bethlehem sage
Hardiness Zone   4 to 8
Sun   Full sun to part shade
Soil   Medium moisture
Flower color  Pink - Blue
Bloom Time   April to May
Height   1.5 feet

Deer Resistant
General Culture:
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Prefers cool soils that are moist and humusy. Must receive constant moisture and not be allowed to dry out, but is very intolerant of wet, poorly drained soils. Spreads very slowly by creeping roots.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
This clump-forming lungwort cultivar, like many of the hostas, is more valued for its attractive foliage than its flowers. Grows typically to 12" high and spreads to 18-24" wide. Features clumps of large, narrow, medium green leaves (to 12" long) with large, silvery spotting. Clusters of funnel-shaped flowers bloom in spring. Flowers open pink and mature to blue. Blooms in early spring.
No serious insect or disease problems. Slugs and powdery mildew are occasional problems. Leaves can depreciate considerably in extremely hot weather or too much sun.
Best grown in groups in shaded areas of the rock garden, border front or woodland garden or massed as a ground cover for smaller areas. Also an excellent edger for shaded areas. Foliage usually remains attractive after bloom and throughout the summer as long as plants continue to receive sufficient moisture.