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common name: Lungwort, Bethlehem sage
perennial, evergreen, semi-evergreen, ground-cover
growth rate: slow
leaf colour: silver
flower colour: violet
main season: Spring
part shade, shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Leaves are almost entirely silver. Arching sprays of small pink and violet flowers in spring.
Moist, well drained, humus-rich soil in a shady position.
Cut back to ground level in autumn. Divide in spring or autumn. Mulch in autumn and spring. Can be prone to mildew if they become too dry.