Myosotis scorpioides 'Semperflorens'
Everblooming Forget-Me-Not flowers
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Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Water Forget-Me-Not
Masses of small pale blue flowers with yellow centers cover the vigorous spreading stems and bright green foliage; blooms heavier in the spring and sporadically thoughout the season; should be kept moist; lovely as edging
Everblooming Forget-Me-Not features delicate cymes of sky blue flowers with yellow centers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to late summer. Its oval leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Everblooming Forget-Me-Not is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Everblooming Forget-Me-Not is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Planting & Growing
Everblooming Forget-Me-Not will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen! As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.