Myosotis sylvatica (Forget-Me-Not, French Forget Me Not) is a charming biennial or short-lived perennial flowering plant. Forget-Me-Not is a biennial or short-lived perennial plant. Biennial plants complete their lifecycle in two years, while perennials can live for multiple years. It belongs to the Boraginaceae family.
Forget-Me-Not plants form rosettes of deep green, hairy leaves. The flowers are small, delicate, and typically blue in color, although there are also cultivars available in pink and white. Each flower has five petals and a bright yellow center. The flowers are often clustered together, creating a lovely display.
Forget-Me-Not typically blooms in spring, generally from April to June, depending on the climate and growing conditions. The blooming period may vary.
Forget-Me-Not thrives in partial shade to full shade. It prefers moist, well-draining soil and can tolerate various soil types. It is commonly found in woodland settings and along streams or in damp areas. Forget-Me-Not prefers cooler temperatures and may struggle in hot, dry conditions.
Forget-Me-Not is highly valued for its delicate flowers and ability to naturalize in various garden settings. It is often used in cottage gardens, woodland gardens, or along borders. Forget-Me-Not flowers are also attractive to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Forget-Me-Not, with its dainty blue flowers and adaptability to shady conditions, adds a touch of charm and nostalgia to gardens. Its self-seeding nature and ability to attract pollinators make it a popular choice for gardeners looking to create a natural, woodland-inspired atmosphere or add pops of color in shaded areas.
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Scientific Name: Myosotis Sylvatica
Common Name: Forget-me-not
Plant Type: Annual , Biennial
Native Range: Native to Europe
Height: 10-18 "
Spread: 24 "
Habitat: Disturbed soils, Gardens, Roadsides, Woods, Forest openings
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Sun
Blooming Season: Late Summer, Early Fall
Attracts: Beneficial Insects to Garden, Butterflies
Resistant: Deer, Rabbit
Characteristics: Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Flower Color: Blue flowers that are yellow in the middle
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Easy to grow
Uses: Banks and slopes, Beds and borders, Ground covers, Patio and Containers