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MYOSOTIDIUM hortensia

Commonly known as Chatham Island forget-me-not

Large luxurious bright green leaves and striking blue flowers. Seems to do best in exposed positions with poor soil
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - glossy, oval to heart-shaped. ribbed, basal leaves to 30cm (12in) long, with conspicuous veins and wavy margins.
  • Blue
  • Height - 60cm (24in)
  • Spread - 60cm (24in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump-forming perennial. Produces clusters of open bell-shaped flowers 1cm (½in) across, sometimes with white-margined lobes.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Partial shade - dappled. Shelter from cold winds.
  • Additional Features - Exotic plants
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs.
  • Place of origin - New Zealand (Chatham Island)
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Bog garden
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus rich and grit for extra drainage - with seaweed mulch - outdoors.
  • Wet or boggy soil
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60cm (24in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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