Myosotis sylvatica

Myosotis sylvatica

Forget-me-not

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Myosotis sylvatica
  • Common name: Forget-me-not
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 20cm

Spread: 15cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • BlueGreen
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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During winter, forget-me-not, Myosotis sylvatica, looks unpromising, with undistinguished leafy rosettes, sometimes discoloured by hard weather. But as spring advances, it becomes a carpet of rich blue flowers, which form the perfect background to wallflowers and tulips.

Grow Myosotis sylvatica in moist but well-drained soil in sun or shade. A biennial, sow seeds where they are to grow in summer, to flower the following year. Let plants set seed before removing plants after blooming.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Caterpillar food plant

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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