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Myosotis scorpioides

Water forget-me-not

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Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Flower ColourBright blue, yellow centre
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not). This is a deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial, It will bears small blue flowers with a yellow, pink or white eye throughout the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Aquatic

Other common names

Forget-me-not

Origin

Europe, Asia and N.America

Interest and use

Grown as a marginal water plant.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterWet

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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