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