Your Guide to Forget-Me-Nots
Blue forget-me-not flowers add a sweet touch of color to your garden bed
In appearance, there’s little difference between annual and perennial forget-me-nots (Myosotis). Both forget-me-not plants have bright green, lance-shaped leaves to about 4 inches long—hairy in annual M. sylvatica, glossy in perennial M. scorpiodes. And both bear elongated, curving clusters of 1/4- to 1/3-inch-wide, sparkling sky blue forget-me-not flowers. At bloom time, the blossoms form a cerulean cloud in lightly shaded and woodland plantings. M. sylvatica in particular is a favorite choice for underplanting spring-blooming bulbs such as daffodils and tulips.