Giant Hound's Tongue (Cynoglossum grande)


Giant Hound's Tongue (Cynoglossum grande)


This perennial has broad, arrow shaped leaves that send up a cluster of fine blue and white blossoms, lending welcome color early in the year before going dormant in summer. This species is found in dry woods, and prefers good drainage, tolerating shade to sun. The flowers are a good early source of nectar for pollinators, and the plants are said to be very deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Sow in fall. Some sources suggest germination may be aided by planting in the ashes of burned forest material, such as the site of a burnpile. Commonly found growing under our native oaks (Quercus garryana).

Provenance: Wasco Co., Oregon

Family: Boraginaceae

Bloom: Early Spring

Height: 2-3’

Zones: 7-9

Difficulty: Medium

$4.00 Packet: 10 seeds

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