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Myosotidium hortensia


Myosotidium hortensia is an exceedingly rare species in horticulture and in the wild. Known as the Chatham Islands forget-me-not.

Myosotidium hortensia is a rare, striking, robust, evergreen perennial endemic to the Chatham Islands of New Zealand and is the only species of this genus. Luxurious green foliage is glossy, upright and semi-cup-shaped which serves as the perfect foil for its large clusters of single, violet-blue to sky blue flowers with white margins that resemble forget-me-nots. Slow growing with a mounding habit 18-24 inches tall and wide. Requires rich, moist, well-drained soil. Plant in a very protected location outdoors in coastal BC. Elsewhere protect in winter. This is one of those botanical holy grails that we have been wanting to offer for the past 20 years!

Common Name: Chatham Islands Forget-Me-Not

Family: Boraginaceae (The Borage Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-9

Light: Part Shade, Full Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native:

Native Habitat: Near beaches under the direct influence of sea-water spray and sea-winds.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Australasia

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