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Myosotis scorpioides 'Mermaid' (Water forget-me-not 'Mermaid')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Myosotis scorpioides 'Mermaid'

Other names

Water forget-me-not 'Mermaid'

Genus

Myosotis Myosotis

Variety or Cultivar

'Mermaid' _ 'Mermaid' is a clump-forming perennial with oblong, hairy leaves and blue flowers with a central yellow eye in summer to autumn.


Myosotis scorpioides 'Mermaid' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Flower

Blue, Yellow, White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Downy mildew , Powdery mildew Downy mildew , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back at the end of flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Myosotis scorpioides 'Mermaid' (Water forget-me-not 'Mermaid') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Aquatic, Beds and borders, Bog garden, City, Cottage/Informal, Waterside

Cultivation

Plant in moist soils or shallow water (maximum 10cm) in either sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Myosotis scorpioides 'Mermaid'

Other names

Water forget-me-not 'Mermaid'

Genus

Myosotis Myosotis

Variety or Cultivar

'Mermaid' _ 'Mermaid' is a clump-forming perennial with oblong, hairy leaves and blue flowers with a central yellow eye in summer to autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect


Colour

Flower

Blue, Yellow, White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back at the end of flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Myosotis scorpioides 'Mermaid' (Water forget-me-not 'Mermaid') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Aquatic, Beds and borders, Bog garden, City, Cottage/Informal, Waterside

Cultivation

Plant in moist soils or shallow water (maximum 10cm) in either sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Myosotis scorpioides 'Mermaid' (Water forget-me-not 'Mermaid')

Common pest name

Green semi-looper

Scientific pest name

Chrysodeixis eriosoma

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous moth pest which is morphologically identical to a pest already established in the UK in protected environments and being controlled by IPM. Not expected to cause greater impacts than other species of Chrysodeixis in the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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