A genus of pretty perennials, which are nearly
all native to Europe, also known as Scorpion Grass.
Myosotis alpestris (syn. Myosotis pyrenaica) is the Alpine
Forget-me-not; up to eight inches high, with lovely
It has an erect form in var. stricta, and one
with golden foliage in var. aurea.
Myosotis dissitiflora, eight to ten inches, is long
flowering with dark sky-blue flowers from May
to July, and has a white var. alba.
Myosotis sylvatica, one to two feet high, is a native
with branching stems and blue flowers centred
There are also white, pink and striped forms.
Myosotis scorpioides (syn. Myosotis palustris) is the true
Forget-me-not with bright blue, yellow-eyed flowers.
It has a dwarf form var. semperflorens. Myosotis caespitosa
(syn. Myosotis rehsteineri), three to six inches, forms
a dense cushion of blue.
Myosotis azorica, six to ten inches, is blue-flowering
and has a striking variety, “Imperatrice
Elizabeth”, with bluish-purple flowers.
These plants thrive in a moist, gritty loam and
Propagate from seed or root division.
The flowering season is in spring.
See Also : Myosotis,
, Creeping Forget-Me-Not