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Pulmonaria 'Opal'

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Pulmonaria (pul-muh-NARE-ee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Opal
Additional cultivar information: (PP12931, aka Oculpol)
Hybridized by Cupitt; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:
Light Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kms4me2 On Jan 7, 2005, kms4me2 from Lindstrom, MN wrote:

I grow a lot of pulmonarias, and this one is outstanding. Blooms later than most, very good to extend the spring season.

Positive RoyB On May 16, 2004, RoyB from New Hyde Park, NY wrote:

A small plant was planted spring 2003 and weathered a very bad winter. This is an excellent plant to to brighten up dark areas under trees and shrubs. Blooms for about 5 weeks in the spring. Grows best in moist soil but not consistently wet soil. I have it planted under a Norway Maple in about 85% shade.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

New Hyde Park, New York
Coshocton, Ohio
Baker City, Oregon

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