Cryptantha and Oreocarya

Submitted by Weiser on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 09:08

I don't see many of the Boraginaceae mentioned on the site so I thought I'd start the ball rolling.
The genuses Cryptantha and Oreocarya have several showy perennial species that are garden worthy.

I grow two of the Cryptantha. Cryptantha abata and Cryptantha humilis.

Cryptantha humilis

Cryptantha abata


Submitted by Lori S. on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 10:20

Beauties and highly garden worthy, as you say!  We'll all be hoping to expand our collections to include these species, I'm sure.

Submitted by Tim Ingram on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 10:42

The leaf is like onosma and the flowers, well eritrichium! Great plants. I've never tried these but do like the borage family in general and try to grow as many as I can find find. I think the only American species I have grown is Eritrichium howardii, and that was the most delightful plant. I do have a few seeds sown from Alplains of others so hope I may have some to add to this thread later on.

Submitted by Hoy on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 01:10

Very nice plants, John! However by the look of them they don't seem to stand my climate :-\

Submitted by cohan on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:29

Beauties! Like everyone (here), it seems, I love these low fuzzy plants :)