A picture of a Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not

Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not

Myosotidium hortensia

Also known as

Giant Forget-Me-Not, Chatham Island lily

Mysotidium by Velela (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

65cm

Max

65cm

30cm

Min

35cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Myosotidium plant
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Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not Overview

The sole species in the genus Myosotidium. It is endemic to the Chatham Islands, New Zealand where it is found near the coast. Also known as the giant forget-me-not, this species of herbaceous perennial has fleshy leaves and characteristically forget-me-not-like blue flowers, with white forms also popular in cultivation. They can be either grown under glass or outside if given gritty, well-drained soils in part-shade.

Common problems with Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not

How to propagate Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not

Division

You can propagate by division in the spring or from seed in summer or autumn.

Seed

Other uses of Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not

Suitable for coastal conditions.