Named after a famous ornithologist and plant collector, this is a delightful little plant, forming a clump of evergreen lance-shaped foliage, above which dangle from spring into early summer loose clusters of intense blue flowers. Likes a shady spot. Moist but well drained soil. 6-8 in. 2 litre pot.
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|Height||6 to 8 in|
|Aspect||Prefers a shady spot|
|Soil type||Moist but well drained soil|
|Packing weight||1.5 kg|
Sounds like it ought to have flowers of a reddish shade, given the name, but - as indicated above - Cherry Ingram was a person. Collingwood Ingram, in actual fact. The Cherry bit was a nickname bestowed on him because of his specialism in Japanese cherry trees.
Omphalodes Cherry Ingram is a hardy evergreen perennial plant with pointed leaves and blue forget me not flowers in spring and early summer suitable for shade.