perennial

False Forget-Me-Not

Brunnera macrophylla

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False Forget-Me-Not (Brunnera macrophylla) at Gertens

False Forget-Me-Not flowers

False Forget-Me-Not flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

False Forget-Me-Not (Brunnera macrophylla) at Gertens

False Forget-Me-Not in bloom

False Forget-Me-Not in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Description:

Airy, sky-blue flowers against the green foliage make this a great texture plant. Thrives in moist shade.

Ornamental Features

False Forget-Me-Not features airy cymes of sky blue flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its heart-shaped leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

False Forget-Me-Not is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It has no significant negative characteristics.

False Forget-Me-Not is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

False Forget-Me-Not will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

False Forget-Me-Not is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

Gertens Sizes and Prices


#1 container - $10.99

* Sizes and availability are subject to change. Please check with the store for specific details.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features