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Common Forget-me-not in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Myosotis arvensis

 

Common Forget-me-not

Myosotis, from the Greek "Mouse-ear" (the shape of the leaves) - is a five-petalled small,flat blue, pink or flower with a yellow centre that flowers from late Spring to early Summer. Forget-Me-Nots do not flower until the year after they are sown. Common or Field Forget-Me-Not is an annual or short-lived perennial that flowers in Spring - sometimes on to Autumn. The flowers are blue or pink, and around 40 cms. high, and they sometimes form an over-wintering rosette of greyish-green, hairy leaves.

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plant Features
  • Common Forget-me-not likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Common Forget-me-not likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Common Forget-me-not is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Common Forget-me-not likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
plant information

Common name

Common Forget-me-not

Latin name

Myosotis arvensis

type

Annual or perennial

family

Boraginaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Common Forget-me-not likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Common Forget-me-not is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Common Forget-me-not likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Common Forget-me-not likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Common Forget-me-not is 0.20meters x 0.40meters 0.20 M 0.40 M

Myosotis arvensis

Myosotis, from the Greek "Mouse-ear" (the shape of the leaves) - is a five-petalled small,flat blue, pink or flower with a yellow centre that flowers from late Spring to early Summer. Forget-Me-Nots do not flower until the year after they are sown. Common or Field Forget-Me-Not is an annual or short-lived perennial that flowers in Spring - sometimes on to Autumn. The flowers are blue or pink, and around 40 cms. high, and they sometimes form an over-wintering rosette of greyish-green, hairy leaves.


Flowering

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

The flowering time for Forget-Me-Nots is from mid Spring to early Summer from the second year after they were sown. They are prolific self-seeders.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Sow Forget-Me-Nots in a moist, shady spot from early Spring. They don't flower until their second year

 

Planting

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

Forget-Me-Nots can be re-planted to a more desirable site if they pop up in unwanted sites. Just lift a clump with a trowel, and put them where you want them!

 
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