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Omphalodes cappadocia 'Starry Eyes'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Navelseed
Common Name (Alternative): Navelwort

A burst of blue in springtime! A two-toned forget-me-not relative, Omphalodes produces bright sky blue flowers with narrow white margins. The effect is a charming, pinwheel-like pattern offset by the bright green, semi-evergreen leaves. Omphalodes is easy to grow and thrives in cool environments.

Characteristics:



Height:
  6-10 Inches
Spread:
  6-8 Inches
Flower Color:
  Blue shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
6
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Mid-spring
  Late spring
  Early summer
How's your soil?:
  Average Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Evergreen
Mass Planting

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Omphalodes is an indispensable plant for the rock garden, thriving in moist, well-drained soil. It can also be grown in containers, providing a spectacular show of blooms from spring to early summer. Afternoon shade is best, as this plant prefers cooler temperatures.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Anemone sylvestris
Common Name: Anemone-Snowdrop
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White'
Common Name: Lungwort
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Viola 'Purple Showers'
Common Name: Violet
5,6,7,8
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Armeria maritima 'Cotton Tail'
Common Name: Thrift-Common
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'
Common Name: Pinks-Cheddar
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.