• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Myosotis 'Blue Ball'

Forget-me-not 'Blue Ball'

Forget-me-not 'Blue Ball'

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  • Other common names Forget-me-not 'Blue Ball'

  • Genus 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

  • Family Boraginaceae / Boraginaceae

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

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

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

Propagation Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Plants are susceptible to powdery mildews and a downy mildew

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