Blues can be sourced from violas, brunnera, omphalodes
, gentian, muscari and anemone.
(viii) Parmelia omphalodes
(L.) Ach, Candeleda, Castilla y Leon, Spain, July 2015, MAF-LICH 20661.
cappadocica, above, and Omphalodes
verna, right If you are planting among tree roots, excavate carefully to find pockets of soil and add plenty of humus-rich material around roots.
There is a variety called Omphalodes
cappadocica 'Starry Eyes' whose bright blue flowers are margined in pale lilac.
Hostas are the caviar of the plant world but they have also stripped bare my newly planted heleniums and omphalodes
, while completely bypassing the peonies, thalictrum and hardy geraniums.
Other species: Linaria spartea and Vulpia myurus + in 2; Stellaria graminea 2 in 4; Anarrhinum bellidifolium, Diplotaxis catholica, Geranium molle, Omphalodes
linifolia and Urginea maritima + in 5; Aegilops triuncialis, Sherardia arvensis and Vulpia geniculata + in 6; Linaria incarnata + in 9; Dactylis hispanica and Plantago lanceolata + in 10; Juncus capitatus and Rumex gallicus +, Eryngium campestre 1 and Parentucellia viscosa 2 in 11; Rumex angiocarpus +, Linaria amethystea 1, Trifolium alexandrinum and Agrostis pourretii 2 in 12; Briza maxima and B.
Elsewhere, kerria japonica's yellow orange pompon-like double flowers are a bright zing of colour and complement the omphalodes
There were shelves of a pretty little plant called Omphalodes
cappadocica 'Starry Eyes' I'd been meaning to buy for a long time.
- - Parmelia omphalodes
(2)/2 - Peltigera aphthosa - (2)/3 Rhizocarpon geographicum (2)/3 - Rinodina sp.
| cappadocica is one of the most endearing of all spring owers.
These are lineal forests usually 12-18 m high, whose undergrowth normally includes not only Erica arborea but also some acidophilous species frequently recorded in the nearby climatophilous forests (Avenella flexuosa, Blechnum spicant, Dryopteris affinis, Dryopteris dilatata, Euphorbia dulcis, Hedera hibernica, Holcus mollis, Lonicera periclymenum, Luzula henriquesii, Omphalodes
nitida, Oxalis acetosella, Polypodium vulgare, Saxifraga spathularis, Stellaria holostea, Teucrium scorodonia, Vaccinium myrtillus or Viola riviniana).