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Herbaceous Perennial

Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram'
  • RHS AGM

Cappadocian navelwort 'Cherry Ingram'

'Cherry Ingram' is a compact rhizomatous perennial to 20cm tall, with finely hairy, ovate, evergreen leaves and loose racemes of vivid blue flowers 7mm wide in spring

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Poorly–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Blue Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Boraginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Omphalodes can be annuals, biennials or perennials, with simple leaves and terminal racemes or cymes of blue or white flowers resembling those of Myosotis (forget-me-not)

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a moderately fertile, moist soil enriched with humus in partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed in pots in a cold frame in spring. Propagate by division in early spring.

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Rock garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Cut down after flowering

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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