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Bethlehem Sage ‘Mrs Moon’ | Plant Profile

Bethlehem Sage (Pulmonaria saccharata) are slow spreading, clump forming perennials with ornamental foliage. ‘Mrs. Moon’ has dark green, finger-like foliage that is covered in small white spots. Nodding bell-shaped flowers dot the foliage in spring. Young flower are bring pink but become light blue with age.

‘Mrs Moon’ prefers cool, fertile, medium moisture, well drained soils in part shade to full shade.

‘Mrs. Moon’ is most attractive when massed or permitted to naturalize. Woodlands or shady areas of a garden in need of groundcover are popular landscape locations.


Bethlehem Sage 'Mrs Moon' Characteristics

'Mrs. Moon' are attractive short perennials, especially when planted together to form a groundcover. Shade and cool soils are vital to the health of 'Mrs. Moon'. The soils should not be allowed to dry out and may need to be watered in times of drought. Full sun can cause wilting or leaf scorch. While the soils must remain moist, poorly drained soils often lead to root or crown rot. 'Mrs. Moon' spreads slowly via runners and creeping roots to eventually form a groundcover, though this species is not invasive. Overcrowded plants should be divided to reduce likelihood of disease and to keep the overall appearance tidy.

There are few insect or disease issues that threaten 'Mrs. Moon'. Slugs may snack on the leaves. Powdery mildew is an occasional problem, especially in overcrowded locations.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 3 - 8


0.75 - 1.50'
1.50 - 2.00'
Bloom Time
April - May
Part Shade - Full Shade
Deer Resistant?