Mon Amie Blue Forget-Me-Not
Myosotis sylvatica 'Mon Amie Blue'
Mon Amie Blue Forget-Me-Not flowers
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Plant Height: 6 inches
Flower Height: 8 inches
Spacing: 6 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Group/Class: Mon Amie Series
Brand: PanAmerican Seed
A low mound forming selection that is covered in clusters of sky-blue flowers, each flower accented by a tiny yellow eye; excellent for massing with spring blooming bulbs; will flower in the first year
Mon Amie Blue Forget-Me-Not features delicate cymes of sky blue flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early spring to early summer. Its narrow leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season.
Mon Amie Blue Forget-Me-Not is an herbaceous biennial with a mounded form. 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. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Mon Amie Blue Forget-Me-Not is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Mon Amie Blue Forget-Me-Not will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and tends to be biennial, meaning that it puts on vegetative growth the first year, flowers the second, and then dies. However, this species tends to self-seed and will thereby endure for years in the garden if allowed.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Mon Amie Blue Forget-Me-Not is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.