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Pulmonaria 'Opal'

Opal Lungwort

Lungwort

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Description

Opal Lungwort features delicate clusters of sky blue bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late spring, which emerge from distinctive shell pink flower buds. Its attractive narrow leaves remain emerald green in color with distinctive silver spots throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Opal Lungwort is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Opal Lungwort is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Opal Lungwort will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

shade

partial shade

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

3a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

12 inches

18 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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