Also known as Navelwort, this compact, flowering perennial will greatly enhance partially shaded areas of your garden. ‘Small but mighty’ sprays ofbeautiful azure blue flowers with white eyes will blossom during the spring. The flowers are borne on short stems rising from the finely haired evergreen leaves. The flowers resemble forget-me-nots (they both belong to the Boraginaceae family) but are larger at an approximate width of 5mm.
O.cappadocia will be happy in most moist but well drained soils but loves a rich, fertile woodland soil where it will sit happily amongst other woodland plants.
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Compact perennial
- Small blue flowers
- Suited to sand, loam, chalk and clay soils
- Prefers moist but well drained soil
- 2-5 years to ultimate height and spread of 10-50 cm
- Can be divided in spring
- Use for groundcover, underplanting, flower beds, cottage/informal gardens
Main picture attribution; Stan Shebs