blue-eyed mary

FAMILY: Boraginaceae | GENUS: OMPHALODES verna

TYPE
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8

Plant Details

Native to the mountains of Europe. Attractive, creeping perennial, nice for ground cover in shaded rock garden or woodland planting; evergreen in mild-winter areas. Medium green leaves are oval, pointed, 24 inches long; form a mat about 3 inches high, spreading to 3 feet or more. Half-inch-wide spring flowers are an intense pure blue with a tiny white eye. Tolerates drought but looks better with regular water.

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