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Forget-Me-Not

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Forget-Me-Not features delicate cymes of sky blue flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid summer, which emerge from distinctive yellow flower buds. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Characteristics

Species:
sylvatica
Average Landscape Height:
12 inches
Average Landscape Width:
12 inches
Genus:
Myosotis
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
low
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Spacing:
10 inches
Flower Color:
sky blue
Flower Bud Color:
yellow
Flower Period:
from mid spring to mid summer
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Maximum Light:
partial shade
Minimum Light:
shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Forget-Me-Not features delicate cymes of sky blue flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid summer, which emerge from distinctive yellow flower buds. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Forget-Me-Not is an herbaceous biennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Forget-Me-Not will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and tends to be biennial, meaning that it puts on vegetative growth the first year, flowers the second, and then dies. However, this species tends to self-seed and will thereby endure for years in the garden if allowed. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

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