pink buds open to light opalescent blue above silver spotted foliage
Family : Boraginaceae
The common name comes from the spotted oval leaves of P. officinalis which were thought to symbolize diseased, ulcerated lungs, and so were used to treat pulmonary infections. These early season perennials mix attractive foliage with free flowering to give excellent plants for shady or half sun positions in moisture areas in the garden. Excellent mixed with spring flowering bulbs under shrubs and open woodland settings.