Pulmonaria Opal ('Ocupol')

3 × 9cm pots £26.97 £24.00
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Buy Pulmonaria Opal ('Ocupol') lungwort: Opalescent pale blue flowers that light up a shady spot

This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A wonderful, low-growing plant that can be used to add colour to the woodland floor, or the front of a shadier border. The long-lasting opalescent flowers open from pink buds in spring, and are shown off beautifully against the backdrop of silver-spotted, semi-evergreen foliage. This combination makes it ideal for subtly lighting up shady spots, where it can be planted with spring flowering bulbs, or shade-loving ferns and hostas. Also, as this is a compact variety, it will make a super addition to shady patio pots.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps every three to five years, either immediately after flowering or in autumn. Cut back plants affected by mildew to the ground and make sure they are well fed and watered - the plant will soon regenerate and produce new leaves later in the year.

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Beautiful in the shade

5

Great in a shady spot. Protect from slugs when it's small.

Jill

London

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It does well in my shady border.

5

it's a nice little plant - adds a patch of light to the shady north facing border, and flowers for quite a long time. It's different to the normal pink and blue pulmonaria, which is why it appealed to me.

Corinne the Stitcher

North Essex.

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Flower power

5

Fabulous plant, lots of blooms, increasing every year, delighted!

Cool Cat

Dundee

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This is a good form of pulmonaria

4

Useful in shady area. Flowers are an attractive colour and the spotted leaves give interest later in the year.

None

Cambridge

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I love this plant.

5

If is a good shade plant. Blooms early in the year and looks lovely all year round

Kate

Blackpool

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I recommend this plant.

5

Great addition to front of border. Second year even better.

Colour lover

Bedfordshire

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Love this..blooms even in snow..shows off our water feature.

5

It's the highlight of our water feature and rockery area and is blooming even in the snow and shade. Very pleased and hope to see it thrive more each year.

Little Polly Flinders

Greater Manchester

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