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What is this plant and does it have a disease?

RachHachRachHach Posts: 9
I have this plant in my garden and I don't know what it is, I've noticed it's developed pale white spots on its leaves. Is that normal or is it dying?


  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    It's a Pulmonaria, and it's supposed to have the spots! Its common name is Lungwort as the spotted leaves reminded people of lungs. Apparently.
  • RachHachRachHach Posts: 9
    Phew! I'm just getting my first ever garden sorted so I'm very much a beginner!
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    We all have to learn and I'm sure you will. I took the very first plant I ever bought back as the young leaves were coming out red. The nurseryman patiently explained to me that's what they were supposed to do :) And having ordered some wood anemones from Bloms I rang up to complain that they'd forgotten to put any in the packet, all I had was the twiggy packing material. Again, they patiently explained that said packing material was the anemone rhizomes :blush:

    Enjoy your garden!
  • FireFire Posts: 18,965
    There are non-spotted types, if you prefer.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,710
    edited May 2018
    The dead bits in pic 1 on the wooden plank are the dead flower stems.
    Pulmonaria plant looks perfectly healthy.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Fire said:
    There are non-spotted types, if you prefer.
    E.g. 'Blue Ensign', which has a very deep-blue flower. We used to have it, but we couldn't get on with the non-spotted leaves so we didn't bring any with us when we moved.
  • RachHachRachHach Posts: 9
    Now I know it's healthy, I quite like the spotted leaves. Something interesting to look at!

    I have another plant which has flowered, if anyone could help identifying this?

  • Aquilegia.
  • Have had my Lungwort for a few years now and absolutely love it. The bees do as well when the flowers bloom in spring. Love the spots on the leaves.

  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    AKA Granny's Bonnet. They self-seed freely so if you don't already have a lot you eventually will. Very nice cottage garden flowers.
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