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Omphalodes luciliae

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourLight pink then blue
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Omphalodes luciliae. A clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with ovate to elliptic, pale grey basal leaves. Flowers are produced in loose terminal cymes of 3-15 pink then blue flowers in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

Greece & Turkey

Interest and use

Suitable as good ground cover, especially in rock gardens.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich, Gritty
  • Soil pH9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They prefer a shaded site with moist, well-drained soil. Prune to shape if necessary, and propagate from seed or cuttings if self-seeded plants are not available.

Propagation

Seed or division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to slug and snail damage.

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