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Omphalodes cappadocica ‘Cherry Ingram’

Navelwort

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram'
  • Common name: Navelwort
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

Navelwort is a delightful, low-spreading plant, perfect for growing in shady corners. It flowers in spring and early summer, producing masses of small, sky-blue blooms similar to those of forget-me-nots. It’s the perfect companion plant for late-spring bulbs and perennials.

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‘Cherry Ingram’ forms a low-growing mound of mid-green foliage, which is topped with starry, bright-blue blooms.

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For best results grow Omphalodes cappadocica ‘Cherry Ingram’ in moist but well-drained soil in sun to partial shade, and avoid disturbing them once they’ve become established. Divide clumps only when they become overcrowded; plants should self-seed readily.

How to grow Omphalodes 'Cherry Ingram'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Omphalodes 'Cherry Ingram' and wildlife

Omphalodes 'Cherry Ingram' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Omphalodes 'Cherry Ingram' poisonous?

Omphalodes 'Cherry Ingram' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People