Alpine Forget-Me-Not

Myosotis alpestris

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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Seed

Self seeds readily. Sow in late spring or early summer.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Pot plant

Special features

Origin

Europe, Eurasia.

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Clay, Sand, Gravel, Compost, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

Chosen frequently for rock gardens it can also be grown in containers provided the soil is gritty and retains moisture.

Personality

Family

Boraginaceae

Flower colour

Blue

Scent

None

Problems

Generally pest & disease free.
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