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Navelwort Iberodes linifolia

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Navelwort:

Previously known as:

  • Omphalodes kuzinskyanae
  • Omphalodes linifolia
Phonetic Spelling
EYE-ber-oh-deezĀ  lin-ih-FOH-lee-ah
Description

Natvelwort is a drought-tolerant annual with dainty white flowers and blue-green leaves found in dry open areas of southwest Europe. Plant in moist soil and full sun.  It prefers a cool climate but works well in xeriscapes.  It naturalizes and self-seeds easily.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white flowers#wildlife plant#dainty#naturalizes#pollinator plant#late spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#mid-spring flowers#border front#nectar plant fall#nectar plant summer#nectar plant spring#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#compact habit#flowers early fall
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white flowers#wildlife plant#dainty#naturalizes#pollinator plant#late spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#mid-spring flowers#border front#nectar plant fall#nectar plant summer#nectar plant spring#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#compact habit#flowers early fall
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Iberodes
    Species:
    linifolia
    Family:
    Boraginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southwest Europe
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract bees and butterflies.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 10 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Dainty white flowers have a long bloom season.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Fairy Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought