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Myosotis scorpioides

Description

Creeping underground rhizomes form dense colonies. Plant in 1 gallon container with up to 3 in. of water over the crown to control spread. Naturalizes on banks of still and slow-moving water.

Listed as a noxious weed in one or more Midwestern states 

Cultivars:
  • 'Alba'
  • 'Mermaid'
  • 'Semperflorens'
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#container plant#partial sun#weedy#water plant
Cultivars:
  • 'Alba'
  • 'Mermaid'
  • 'Semperflorens'
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#container plant#partial sun#weedy#water plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Myosotis
    Species:
    scorpioides
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Asia
    Distribution:
    Throughout US
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Five sky blue petals and a yellow eye; two diverging curved sprays
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, sessile, hairy leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Slightly hairy angled stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil
    Problems:
    Weedy