Chaenorhinum origanifolium
‘Blue Eyes’

Masses of pretty, flaring, 1” white and yellow-throated purple Snapdragon-like blooms practically smother the hardy, colorful and compact small-scale groundcover for 2 months in Spring-early Summer. We cut ours back when it was finished blooming and, to our surprise, we got a second round of prolific bloom! To only 6-8” tall and 2’ across, with small rounded foliage and a semi-cascading habit, we use it in containers, rock gardens and trailing over the edge of raised beds. Hailing from S. European mountainous habitats, it’s best in fertile, well-drained soil. Short-lived perennial but self-sows reliably. Drought tolerant once established but bloomiest with Summer water. Bees and butterflies. Semi to evergreen.


Full Sun
Avg./Low Water

USDA zones 7-10a