Chatham Islands Forget-Me-Not

A handsome choice for shade.

 
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This all time favourite best suited to shady parts of the garden. Don't forget this one!

A beauty with large, glossy leaves. Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not is an evergreen perennial and the leaves are big, up to 30cm long, with textured ribs.

And if the foliage is not enough on of a drawcard, there are amazing blue blooms to complete the picture. The flowers are a myriad of blues from dark to light. They proliferate throughout the spring and summer months.

They do like to be beside the seaside, and are native southern New Zealand’s Chatham Islands where they practically grow on the beach. For this reason a seaweed tonic will help to fortify the plants. Ordinary, well-rotted manure will work just as well. They have a reputation for being difficult, but give them compost rich soil that is well drained and kept moist and cool and they will prosper.

Code

MYHCI

Botantical name

Myosotidium hortensia

Height

60cm

Width

60cm

Flowers

Spring to Summer

Climate

Cool to Temperate

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Filtered Light

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

3