Thursday, April 01, 2010
Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram'
Click Here for a Larger Version
This is a great flower for the woodland garden or rock garden. It likes moisture retentive but well drained soil in partial shade. The true blue color is unusual and most welcome at this time of year. It should be more popular but is sometimes hard to obtain. Its common name refers to the navel shaped seeds, which often give new plants in the garden but not in an invasive way. 'Cherry Ingram' has larger and darker blue flowers than the species. This native to Turkey is related to the Forget-me-not and often the flowers fade to a light purple like its cousin.
Is anyone else ready for April?