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MYOSOTIS sylvatica 'Bobo Blue'

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Family

Boraginaceae

Botanical Name

MYOSOTIS sylvatica 'Bobo Blue'

Plant Common Name

Woodland Forget-Me-Not

General Description

Woodland forget-me-not is a biennial or short-lived perennial of European origin. The cultivar 'Bobo Blue' bears an abundance of sky-blue flowers on compact uniform plants. In spring plants form dense clumps of small hairy leaves from which rise branched flower stems with curled flower spikes (helicoid cymes) dotted with tiny yellow-eyed blooms. These fairyland flowers have an airy, ephemeral appearance and can bloom from spring into summer.

To keep the plants healthy and happy, give them midday shade and rich soil with average drainage. Cut them back or remove them after they enter their summer dormancy. Forget-me-nots replace themselves with self-sown seedlings, which may require thinning. Plant them in a woodland garden or mixed border or as bedding flowers for spring. They look wonderful planted among late-flowering spring bulbs and are not favored by deer.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Biennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    4"-8" / 10.2cm - 20.3cm (10)

  • Width

    4"-10" / 10.2cm - 25.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Blue

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes