A quaint wildflower of the alpine regions of Europe, Asia, and northwestern North America, this small, fuzzy-leaved, sometimes short-lived herbaceous perennial produces lots of flowers in the end of spring.
Plants form low tufted clumps of fuzzy, oblong, light green leaves. Dense clusters of five-petaled flowers appear on compact stems from mid-spring to as late as early summer, depending on conditions. The fragrant flowers are followed by tiny nutlets containing seeds that germinate in fall or the following spring.
Grow this charming perennial in full sun (in cool summer areas) to partial shade in moist, well-drained, acidic to neutral soil. It does poorly in hot climates. Overly fertile soils results in coarse, larger leaves that reduce the plant's charm.
Plant is perfect for nooks and crannies in rock gardens, mixed borders, or stone terraces.
information source: http://www.learn2grow.com/plants/myosotis-alpestris/
Approximately 200 seeds in 0.5g packet.
Genus - Myosotis
Species - Alpestris
Variety - mix
Common name - Alpine Forget-Me-Not
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 8
Height - 0,15 - 0,25 m
Spread - 0,20 m
Plant type - Biennial Flower
Exposure - Full Su to Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral
Soil type - Loam, Sand
Water requirements - Drought tolerant, average water
Landscape uses - Alpine, Container, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
Bloom season - May - July
Leaf / Flower color - Green, Gray Green / mix
Sow inside from March to May (8-10 weeks before planting outdoors) or outside from the beginning of May till July.
Sow 1-2 seeds per plug, can be sown directly into final pot (3-5 seeds)
Germinates in 10-20 days at +18-+22C.
Light is required for germination.
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