One of our favorite woodland species, Omphalodes is a trailing perennial to 10 inches high with slowly spreading underground stems. Loose sprays of flat, bright blue flowers are held above tufts of oval-shaped basal leaves in mid to late spring. Sporadic flowers occur in our garden year round, although the spring flowering is much more pronounced. Plant in partial or full shade in organic rich, but well-drained soil. It will tolerate some drought, but is much better with moderate to regular irrigation. Consider using Omphalodes in woodland gardens, shady borders, or as small scale ground cover. Omphalodes cappadocica is available this week in #1 containers.