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PlantFiles: Blue-Eyed-Mary, Creeping Forget-Me-Not
Omphalodes verna

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Omphalodes (om-fal-LOW-deez) (Info)
Species: verna (VER-nuh) (Info)

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14 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Malus2006 On Mar 13, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I would say it is more of a slow spreader - somewhere between a clump former and a runner.

Positive Evert On Oct 21, 2002, Evert from Helsinki
Finland (Zone 4b) wrote:

Hardy, fast growing and spreading ground cover plant with small, dark blue flowers. Blooms in early Spring.


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

Reading, Massachusetts
Minneapolis, Minnesota (2 reports)
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Seattle, Washington

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