Cynoglossum grande

Pacific hound's tongue

Habit: The large arrow-tip shaped leaves of Cynoglossum grande rise from the large taproot, forming a low growing mound. The flowering stalk protrudes far above the tops of the leaves, and the petite flowers congregate in small panicles. With a unique flower color, resembling that of forget-me-nots, giant hound’s tongue’s vivid blue corolla fades into a lovely lavender. One of the first to bloom in summer it is an early season favorite among hummingbirds.

Ecology: Along the Pacific Coast inland into the moutains. Found growing in woodlands and chaparral from sea level to 5,000 ft (1,500 m)

Growing Conditions:shady to open sunny spaces in well drained soil.


1-2 ft (0.3-0.6 m)
1-2 ft (0.3-0.6 m)
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