Myosotis from the Ancient Greek mouse's ear because the shape of the petals resembles that of a mouse's ear. The flowers are bright blue sometimes pink or white with a small yellow eye and hairy leaves, blooming in mid to late Spring.
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Keep soil evenly moist and water as required, do not overwater. The first year for Myosotis is critical, water once a week and deeply.
This plant seldom needs any fertilizing.
Sow seeds indoors in late Winter. Sow on surface of seed compost and keep seed tray in total darkness.
Sow seeds outdoors where they are to flower during early Summer or indoors in late Winter.
Myosotis should be grown in gritty soil and a sunny position or light shade. This short lived hardy biennial often dies back by end of Summer.
Myosotis prefers moist places, is lovely in shrubberies and is beautiful groundwork for tall tulips. It tends to self-sow aggressively, but seedlings are easy removed in Autumn or Spring.
Any well drained garden soil will do.
Scientists were able to revive a flowering plant from the fossilized fruit found in the stomach of an Arctic ground squirrel who was trapped in ice around 32,000 years ago.