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Navelwort

Omphalodes spp.

Also known as

Navelseed

Omphalodes verna by IKAl (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Navelwort Overview

Widely distributed in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere, this genus of around 9 species of annual, biennial or perennial herbaceous plants is in the Boraginaceae family. They are clump or mat-forming, creeping plants with simple leaves and blue or white flowers resembling those of the related forget-me-not. In their native habitat they are found in woodlands and commonly cultivated species such as O. cappadocia, or the Cappadocian navelwort, prefer a shady position in moist soil.

Common problems with Navelwort

How to propagate Navelwort

Division

Seed or division in spring.

Seed

Other uses of Navelwort

Suitable as good ground cover, especially in rock gardens.

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