Omphalodes cappadocica 'Starry Eyes'
Common Name: Navelwort
Cultivar: 'Starry Eyes'
Category: Groundcover Plants
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.25 m (25 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Partial shade||Spread: 0.40 m (40 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen||Flower Colour: Blue, White|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: March & April|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
Sprays of gentian-blue star-shaped flowers with a pale lilac edge appear in March and April among heart-shaped mid-green leaves. This fast-growing evergreen perennial will quickly form a vivid carpet in areas between deciduous shrubs and trees. An excellent companion for ferns and other shade-loving woodland plants it prefers moist moderately fertile humus-rich soil.
- Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leafmould, composted pine needles or garden compost when planting. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring.