Forget-me-not

Myosotis sylvatica

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica)
my-oh-SO-tiss sil-VAT-ih-kah
Genus:  Myosotis
This short-lived perennial or biennial has ovate to lance-shaped, velvety gray-green leaves to 4.5 inches long. Myriad saucer-shaped blue or white flowers with yellow eyes are borne in clusters from spring to early summer.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Useful for spring bedding and mixed or wildflower gardens. Easy to start from seed; self-seeds freely, and seedlings are easy to transplant.
Care:  Prefers cool weather, moist soil, and shaded areas.
Propagation:  Sow seed in situ in spring. Divide when dormant.
Problems:  Slugs, snails, rust, powdery mildew, and gray mold.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Blue Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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