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Myosotis Genus

Forget-me-not

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Myosotis genus (Forget-me-not). This genus consists of annuals and perennials, there are about 50 or so species. The flowers are small and blue, or occasionally pink or white and will bloom in the spring.

Characteristics

Annuals, Perennials or Biennials, Evergreens, Herbaceous

Other common names

Scorpion grass

Origin

Europe, Asia N & S America

Interest and use

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

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, they prefer a semi-shaded or a sunny spot. Grow them in fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to mildew. Slugs and snails can cause damage.

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