Wood Forget-me-not, Water Forget-me-not
Myosotis sylvatica, M. scorpiodes
Forget-Me-Not plants are 6-8 inch tall mounding plants which are charming when massed, edging borders, or covering spring blooming bulbs such as tulips, daffodils or hyacinths. Forget-Me-Nots also look great in containers and hanging baskets.
Forget-me-not plants prefer part shade and moist soil. The plants will frequently self-sow, returning to delight year after year. Winter hardy to zone 3 or zone 4, depending on the variety. Forget-Me-Nots grow beautifully with Astilbe, Bergenia, Coral Bells, Hosta, Lady's Mantle, and Primrose.
BLUESYLVA Forget-Me-Not Myosotis sylvatica
Compact, rounded mounds, covered with intense, medium-blue flowers with yellow eyes, which fade to white. Petals of flower buds are purple. A Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner. Biennial. Winter hardy to zone 4.
ROSYLVA Forget-Me-Not Myosotis sylvatica
Pink flowers with yellow eyes. Early and heavy blooming plants. A Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner (Europe's top prize). Winter hardy to zone 4.
SYLVA MIX Forget-Me-Not Myosotis sylvatica
Compact, rounded mounds, covered with bright, cheery, blue, rose-pink, and white blooms with contrasting yellow eyes. Biennial. Winter hardy to
VICTORIA INDIGO BLUE Forget-Me-NotMyosotis sylvatica
Perfect 6-8 inch mounds with gentian blue flowers. A biennial or short-lived perennial, it can also be grown as an annual when started early indoors. Self-sows. Winter hardy to zone 3.
VICTORIA ROSE Forget-Me-NotMyosotis sylvatica
Perfect, 6-8 inch tall mounds covered with small, profuse rose-pink flowers. Prefers part shade and moist soil. A biennial; will bloom the first year when started early. Self-sows. Winter hardy to zone 3.
WATER Forget-Me-Not Myosotis scorpiodes
Water Forget-me-not is similar to the common Forget-me-not, is lower growing, flowers even longer, and is a true perennial that will return year after year. Incredibly profuse ¼ inch bright blue flowers with small yellow eyes appear in late spring or early summer; bloom continues into late summer or early fall.
An absolutely beautiful ground cover for partly shaded woodland gardens, Water forget-me-not is also charming in containers. Plants need moist soil, and can even be grown in shallow water in a garden bog or pond. Spreads by creeping roots to 1.5 feet across. Winter hardy to zone 3.
How to Plant Forget-me-nots Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Kept at 65°F., germination is in 10-20 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds (barely cover) when a light frost is still possible. Thin to 6-8 inches apart.
Growing Forget-me-nots: Part Sun, full sun in mildest climates. Fast growing, prefers cool, moist soil. Thrives next to ponds or streams. Use as ground cover, edging, or potted plant. Combines beautifully with hostas, astilbes, or plant under spring-blooming bulbs. All our Myosotis sylvatica varieties carry fragrant flowers. Water Forget-Me-Not is a true perennial, is not invasive. Myosotis sylvatica self-sow in moist, partly shaded areas of the garden. Plants are deer resistant, flowers attract butterflies.