These resemble forget-me-nots (Myosotis) but typically have deeper blue, somewhat larger (1/2-in.) flowers and more restrained behavior—they don’t have the irritating habit of reseeding themselves all over the place. Omphalodes thrive in woodland gardens or shaded rock gardens and look especially attractive on a wall or bank, where their flowers may be viewed at eye level.Omphalodes verna
Native to mountains of Europe. Forms a foliage mat to 3 in. high and 3 ft. or more wide, with dark green leaves. In spring, leafy stalks to 8 in. high bear clustered deep blue flowers with a white eye.
From the eastern U.S. This is the most widely planted species. Grows to 1–2 ft. high and 1 1/2 f...
Native along streams throughout most of California’s foothills except along the coast; mountains...
Native to the Mediterranean region and Asia Minor. These shrublets, attractive in or out of bloom, are...