Forget-me-not

Myosotis alpestris

Forget-me-not - Myosotis alpestris

Common Name: Forget-me-not
Genus: Myosotis
Species: alpestris

The Greek translation of the word Myosotis refers to how the leaves are similar in appearance to the ears of mice.

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.20 m (20 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.15 m (15 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This hardy biennial or short-lived perennial has mid-green lance shaped leaves and bright blue flowers. The flowers have yellow centres and are produced over a long period during spring and early summer. Myosotis alpestris self-seeds freely and could be classed as a weed if itís prolific reproduction is unwelcome.