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Omphalodes cappadocica (Cappadocian Navelwort)

Cappadocian Navelwort, Cappadocian Navelseed, Creeping-Forget-Me-Not


Omphalodes cappadocica (Cappadocian Navelwort) is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial boasting charming sprays of white-eyed, bright blue flowers, reminiscent of forget-me-not, in spring. The brilliant, tiny flowers are highlighted against the finely hairy, ovate, emerald green leaves, 3-4 in. long (7-10 cm). Fast-growing, Cappadocian Navelwort will quickly form a vibrant carpet in shady areas of the garden. Ideal for a shady border to weave through shrubs and perennials or to hide the fading foliage of spring bulbs. Vigorous, plant it in large drifts to create a sea of blue.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 6-9 in. tall (15-22 cm) and 9-12 in. wide (22-30 cm).
  • Performs best in part shade to full shade in moderately fertile, moist soils. Drought tolerant once established. Apply winter mulch.
  • Great as a groundcover, underplanting shrubs and roses, in beds and borders and cottage gardens.
  • Generally disease free. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails.
  • Cut down after flowering.
  • Propagate by seed in pots in a cold frame in spring. Propagate by division in early spring.
  • Native to Asia Minor.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 9" (15cm – 22cm)
Spread 9" – 1' (22cm – 30cm)
Spacing 9" – 12" (22cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 9" (15cm – 22cm)
Spread 9" – 1' (22cm – 30cm)
Spacing 9" – 12" (22cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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