Landgarten von Jutta und Michael Bongers am Niederrhein

Plant portrait: Omphalodes cappadocica

This woodland perennial grows much more compact and clumpy than Omphalodes verna. The flowering period can starts a bit earlier in March and can last until June. It is somewhat sensitive to late frosts. I only know two varieties. “Cherry Ingram” captivates with a beautiful gentian blue, while “Starry Eyes” shines beautifully blue/white. Since this species loves the half shadow or shadow, it glows wonderfully in the greenery of the wooded area. Fits very well with ferns, convallaria, brunnera, hosta and all shrubs that are not too shallowly rooted. A real eye-catcher after the flower bulb bloom.