Pulmonaria officinalis Opal

Pulmonaria officinalis Opal


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Pulmonarias are low-growing hardy perennials that attract bees. Opal (formerly Pulmonaria Ocupol) is a semi-evergreen variety with superb spotted ovate leaves that are heavily blotched and speckled with silver; ice blue funnel-shaped flowers open from pale pink buds in spring on stems up to 35cm tall. The foliage remains showy all summer as long as the plant doesn’t dry out. A semi-evergreen variety that will remain evergreen in mild winters.

A dependable spring-blooming perennial for shady locations. Ideal for adding interest to woodland areas, or  use as an edging plant along a shady path. Particularly attractive when planted among hostas, ferns and brunneras.


Pot size: 2L

Common Name: Lungwort Ocupol

Hardiness: Fully hardy, to –20°

Height and Spread: 30cm x 40cm, over 2–5 years

Preferred Soil Type: Fertile well-drained or moist but well-drained soil that doesn’t dry out

Aspect: North, west or east facing

Position: Full or partial shade, in a sheltered position

Flowering Period: Spring

Care: Remove old leaves after flowering, to rejuvenate the leaves