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Wood Forget-Me-Not

Myosotis sylvatica

Also known as

Garden Forget-Me-Not

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Wood Forget-Me-Not Overview

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.

Common problems with Wood Forget-Me-Not

Generally problem free, may suffer from powdery mildew.

How to propagate Wood Forget-Me-Not

Seed

Readily self seeds.

Special features of Wood Forget-Me-Not

Attracts useful insects

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Other uses of Wood Forget-Me-Not

Grown for their flowers. Most species are good for rock gardens, banks and screens. Suitable for coastal conditions.