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Omphalodes cappadocica


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Hardy perennial

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photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (65550)

Plant details

Navelwort is a delightful, low-spreading plant that makes naturally compact mounds of attractive heart-shaped leaves. It flowers in spring and early summer, producing lots of small, sky-blue blooms like those of forget-me-nots. Clumps look enchanting dotted among other spring flowers in a sheltered border in dappled shade. Team them with late spring bulbs, dicentra and solomon's seal in an informal border or light woodland. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Boraginaceae

Genus: Omphalodes

Species: cappadocica

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 20cm

Spread: 40cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

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