Also known as
Alpine forget-me-not, Forget-me-not
1 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Alpine Forget-Me-Not Overview
Myosotis alpestris is a perennial species with a bushy habit that produces delicate blue flowers. Commonly called alpine forget-me-not, this plant typically flowers from mid-summer. The flowers have 5 petals and are coloured white-yellow in the centre, these are borne on shorter stems compared to the related species Myosotis sylvatica. Foliage is simple, oval to lance-shaped and covered in hairs. Popular with pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies, it is a popular choice for placement in crevices and alpine gardens.
Common problems with Alpine Forget-Me-Not
Generally pest & disease free.
How to harvest Alpine Forget-Me-Not
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Alpine Forget-Me-Not
Self seeds readily. Sow in late spring or early summer.
Special features of Alpine Forget-Me-Not
Other uses of Alpine Forget-Me-Not
Chosen frequently for rock gardens it can also be grown in containers provided the soil is gritty and retains moisture.