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Myosotis asiatica (Alpine Forget-Me-Not)

Alpine Forget-Me-Not, Mountain Forget-Me-Not, Asian Forget-Me-Not, Myosotis alpestris, Myosotis alpestris ssp. asiatica, Myosotis sylvatica var. alpestris


State flower of Alaska, Myosotis asiatica (Alpine Forget-Me-Not) is a short-lived perennial boasting tiny bright blue flowers (rarely white) with a contrasting bright-yellow center. Blooming in clusters in early to late summer, the charming blossoms are borne at the top of a stem, becoming more elongated later in the season. First compact and showy, the clusters eventually elongate and open. The lower stem leaves are oblanceolate with short stalks while the upper leaves are elliptic, and stalkless. The leaves tend to point upwards, staying quite close to the stem. Leaves and stems are covered with short, stiff hairs. Easy care and resilient to most pests, Alpine Forget-Me-Not does well in the rock garden.

  • Grows up to 16 in. tall (40 cm) and 4-6 in. wide (10-15 cm). This plant will self seed prolifically and persist in the garden for many years.
  • Easily grown in full sun, in moist, well-drained soils
  • Propagate by seed
  • Native to the north-western states and provinces of the United States and Canada.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Myosotis - Forget-me-Nots
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Myosotis - Forget-me-Nots
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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