Navelwort 'Cherry Ingram'
Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram'
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3 years to reach maturity
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Navelwort 'Cherry Ingram' Overview
Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' is a compact, low-growing, clump-forming, herbaceous cultivar, known by the common name Navelwort 'Cherry Ingram'. It is a semi-evergreen perennial that typically grows to around 20cm in height. Leaves are oval in shape and covered in delicate hairs. Flowers are borne on short stems, on branched stems. They are small, bright blue (resembling forget-me-nots), and appear in the spring . The ones nearer the base are older, and new flowers are produced from the growing tip. Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' is hardy down to -15C but likes a sheltered position. It needs partial shade and fertile, moist soil. Left to its own devices, it will spread and form a dense carpet. It can therefore be used as a groundcover plant and is suitable for many garden situations, including cottage-style beds and borders. It has earned an 'RHS Award of Garden Merit'.
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How to propagate Navelwort 'Cherry Ingram'
Divide in early spring.