Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Myosotis sylvatica 'Rosylva'
Woodland forget-me-not is a biennial or short-lived perennial of European origin. The cultivar 'Rosylva' bears an abundance of vivid pink flowers on relatively tall erect stems. In spring plants form dense clumps of small hairy leaves from which rise branched flower stems with curled flower spikes (helicoid cymes) dotted with blue buds. They open to tiny five-petaled flowers whose yellow centers are in showy contrast to the bright pink petals. 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.
7 - 1
5 - 9
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
10"-14" / 25.4cm - 35.6cm
12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer
Green, Gray Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border
Preferred Commerce. All Rights Reserved.