Lungwort, Bethlehem Sage, Jerusalem Sage
Pulmonaria 'Opal'

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

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Patented

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

Regional

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

New Hyde Park, New York

Coshocton, Ohio

Baker City, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.