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.
Most plant cells look like little boxes full of green disks. The disks are called chloroplasts. Other organelles inside a plant cell include a nucleus (where the DNA is kept), a large central vacuole (where water and other materials are stored) and a complex internal skeleton or cytoskeleton made of various proteins.