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Myosotis sylvatica

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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 CharacteristicsUseful for spring bedding and mixed or wildflower gardens. Easy to start from seed; self-seeds freely, and seedlings are easy to transplant.

CarePrefers cool weather, moist soil, and shaded areas.

PropagationSow seed in situ in spring. Divide when dormant.

ProblemsSlugs, snails, rust, powdery mildew, and gray mold.

  • Genus : Myosotis
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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