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joaninns wrote at 2013-05-07 19:02:49
Hi Bob and Tom - I realize this is long after the question was posed but I was just looking for the correct name myself.  The plant I know as William and Mary is Pulmonaria and if you look at Google images you will see that it is a plant that has both pink and blue flowers on each stalk...thus the male female common name.

Connie wrote at 2016-02-24 06:31:19
William & Mary is probably 'pulmonaria officinalis' or Lungwort because the blossoms are both pink and blue .  


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I have been a gardener for 20 years with perennials both growing from seed and from nurseries. I went through the Master Gardener Program from Kansas State University Cooperative Extension Service and I answered questions on the Hotline a few years ago for the Wyandotte County Kansas Extension Service. I have also lived in the Florida, California, Hawaii, Arizona, Texas, Kansas and Missouri and am experienced with a variety of climates, soils and weather conditions.


I have been growing perennials for over 20 years now. I am self-taught mostly except for a master gardener class. I have experimented with all kinds of perennials including many that are not common to my area. I have read hundreds of books and grown hundreds of varieties of plants and hope to make it a business some day. I have become versed in botanical names and growing conditions and what I don't know off of the top of my head I can usually easily find in my vast array of research material and botanical and horticultural contacts. I especially enjoy experimenting with growing plants out of zone.

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