Puriri Lane | Pulmonaria longifolia
Puriri Lane | Pulmonaria longifolia

Pulmonaria | longifolia

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

A wonderful  ground cover - winter dormant in colder areas. Plants are happy  in a shade garden although a bit of morning sun is perfectly fine - the hot afternoon sun can be too punishing.

The flowers  buds as they open are tinged rosy pink and turn to blue.  Pulmonarias prefer a moist, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Whilst they are reasonably drought tolerant, a consistently dry soil doesn't really give the best results so we find a layer of mulch helpful.

Pulmonaria are actually short-lived plants by nature and the only way to maintain them on a long-term basis is to divide the clumps every three or four years and this can be done in both autumn and winter, when the entire clump can be lifted, teased apart, and  then replanted in smaller clumps.  In fact any season that you have time to divide the plant will work! In the garden!

The silver spots on Pulmonaria leaves are actually the result of foliar air pockets, which are used for cooling the lower surface of the leaves. These air pockets mask the appearance of chlorophyll in the leaves, creating the the little white bleached irregular spots that we enjoy on this plant.

Thrives in a heavy moist soil and neither asks for nor receives any extra attention beyond the bare minimum from us! Adored by bees which you can see from this photo I took in our garden.

A great little flower for picking as well! 

Plants are easy to split once clumps have established

Perennial | Hardy

Height 20cm x spreading

Plant size | PB2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex which is a fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days. Please note COVID-19 on occasion may push these delivery times out.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you may need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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