Myosotis palustris 'Southern Blues'
Southern Blues Forget-Me-Not
Item #: 1427
Zones: 4a to 8b
Height: 6" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Myosotis 'Southern Blues' is a 2001 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction that we first met in the late 1990s on a visit to garden writer Pam Harper's coastal Virginia garden, I was amazed to see the heat-hating forget-me-not thriving. Pam shared this special form of Myosotis palustris, which we subsequently named Myosotis 'Southern Blues' and propagated to share with other warm-climate gardeners. This wonderful deer-resistant groundcover forms 6" wide rosettes of shiny green leaves connected by short above-ground stolons. The patch is adorned from spring through summer with dozens of tiny, sky-blue (not purple) forget-me-not flowers. Myosotis palustris 'Southern Blues' is equally at home in average (not dry) garden soil or in a shallow water pool. In two seasons, expect a 3' wide patch...faster with very rich, moist soils.