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Myosotis 'Blue Ball'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Bedding

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

old H4 (hardy)

Colour

Flower

Blue in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

forget-me-not 'Blue Ball'

Family

Boraginaceae


Myosotis can be annuals, biennials or perennials, with simple leaves and clusters of small, salver-shaped blue, yellow or white flowers, with yellow or white eyes, in spring or early summer

'Blue Ball' is a compact rounded annual or biennial to 15cm, with dense cymes of bright bue flowers in spring and early summer

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Compact spring bedding for moist soils in either sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging, Patio/Container Plants or Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Plants are susceptible to powdery mildews and a downy mildew