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Myosotidium

Myosotidium spp.

Mysotidium by Velela (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Myosotidium Overview

A monotypic genus comprising just one species, M. hortensia, in the Boraginaceae family 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 Myosotidium

How to propagate Myosotidium

Division

Division in spring.

Seed

Seed when ripe, in summer or autumn.

Other uses of Myosotidium

Suitable for coastal conditions.