Navelwort
Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram'

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Omphalodes (om-fal-LOW-deez) (Info)
Species: cappadocica (kap-puh-do-SEE-ka) (Info)
Cultivar: Cherry Ingram

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sorrento, British Columbia

San Francisco, California

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 24, 2004, Baa wrote:

Cherry Ingram is a compact cultivar of O. cappadocica. It bears slightly bigger flowers and paler to yellowish leaves. This cultivar won the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1996.

Flowers between March and May in southern England.

Loves a humus rich soil which is slightly moist but well drained in partial shade. We've grown this one for a while and it's always a nice surprise when it blooms for it's startlingly blue flowers.