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Forget-Me-Not

English Name

Myosotis Sylvatica

Scientific Name

Description

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.

Europe

Origin

Boraginaceae

Family

64°F - 70°F

Germination Temperature (°F)

14 days - 30 days

Germination Period

6" - 8"

Height (feet/inches)

Maximum: 8"

Spacing (feet/inches)

Hardy Biennial

Life Cycle

Flower

Type

Spring & Summer

Seasons

Yes

Fragrance

Colors

Watering

Keep soil evenly moist and water as required, do not overwater. The first year for Myosotis is critical, water once a week and deeply.

Feeding

This plant seldom needs any fertilizing.

Germination

Sow seeds indoors in late Winter. Sow on surface of seed compost and keep seed tray in total darkness.

Propagation

Sow seeds outdoors where they are to flower during early Summer or indoors in late Winter.

Cultivation

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.

Care

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.

Soil

Any well drained garden soil will do.



Did you know?

Watering is necessary when transplanting, but be careful not to over water.