Myosotis sylvatica

Myosotis sylvatica

Forget-me-not

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Myosotis sylvatica
  • Common name: Forget-me-not
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

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.

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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.

How to grow Myosotis sylvatica

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Myosotis sylvatica and wildlife

Myosotis sylvatica is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and is a caterpilar food plant.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Myosotis sylvatica poisonous?

Myosotis sylvatica has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People