Wood Forget-Me-Not

Myosotis sylvatica

Garden Forget-Me-Not

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Myosotis sylvatica is a perennial species with a bushy habit that produces delicate little blue flowers. Commonly called forget-me-not, this plant typically flowers from mid-spring through to summer. The flowers have 5 petals and are coloured white-yellow in the centre. Foliage is simple, oval to lance-shaped and covered in hairs. Popular with pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies, this species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Propagation

Seed

Readily self seeds.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Special features

Origin

Europe, Eurasia.

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Boraginaceae

Flower colour

Blue

Problems

Generally problem free, may suffer from powdery mildew.

Related Problems

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