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Subtle Charms

Pulmonarias are an often neglected gem, deserving of a place in your garden for the dainty, nectar-filled flowers they produce from late winter to spring, mounds of attractive foliage lasting for months, and their undemanding nature.

Unfortunately, they have very little ‘pot presence’ and might not attract attention at your local nursery. Pulmonarias sulk in pots, where their leaves will remain small and unexciting, but once in the ground these fabulous plants will gain a new lease of life and start to reveal their charms.

Pulmonarias are part of the borage family and have a long history of medicinal use. Under

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