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Alpine Forget-Me-Not

Myosotis alpestris

Also known as

Alpine forget-me-not, Forget-me-not

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








1 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Alpine Forget-Me-Not

Some blue myosotis alpestris flowers in a garden
A close up of some blue myosotis alpestris flowers in a garden
A photo of Alpine Forget-Me-Not

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

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Pot plant

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.