Myosotis sylvatica Blueslyva (Forget-Me-Nots)

Myosotis (Forget-Me-Not)   my-o-SO-tis

sylvatica Bluesylva: Myosotis sylvatica Bluesylva features masses of bright violet-blue flowers with yellow eyes blooming above low, mounding gray-green foliage. Biennial or hardy perennial that readily reseeds. Fine in shaded flower beds, as a carpet under bulbs such as tulips or daffodils or in containers. Forget-me-not flowers are best planted in moist, well-drained soil.

Part to Full Shade

Height: 6-8″/Spread: 8-10″

Spring

Size Available: 1801

Description

Myosotis (Forget-Me-Not)   my-o-SO-tis

The genus name Myosotis means “mouse ear,” named after the rounded shape of these plants’ fuzzy leaves. There are about 100 species in the genus, and the majority of these are known commonly as forget-me-not or scorpion grass. Found typically in temperate regions, some species occur in alpine areas. Most species are native to western Eurasia and New Zealand, while only ten species are found growing wild in North America, South America, Africa, New Guinea and Australia. Of the 100 species, there are three that are most commonly grown as garden plants. Myosotis sylvatica, also called woodland forget-me-not, is a biennial native to Europe and parts of South Asia including Bhutan, India and Nepal. It grows in woodlands, forests and rocky places. This species is the most widely cultivated variety.