Navelwort

Omphalodes cappadocica 'Starry Eyes'

Navelwort - Omphalodes cappadocica  'Starry Eyes'

Common Name: Navelwort
Genus: Omphalodes
Species: cappadocica
Cultivar: 'Starry Eyes'

Category: Groundcover Plants
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering 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.


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