There are many species of Forget-me-not (Myosotis) but as they all have almost identical sky-blue flowers, it is difficult to tell them apart.
Forget-me-nots are members of the Borage family (Boraginaceae). Most of them are native to New Zealand but there are a few European species that we grow in our gardens.
True forget-me-not - Myosotis scorpioides is native to most of Europe and the western part of Asia.
Water Forget-me-not, on its other name, is a herbaceous perennial that grows 20-60 cm (8-20 in.)in wet areas, along rivers, stream banks and ponds.
It flowers in early summer with small, bright blue flowers with yellow, pink, or white centers.
The leaves of this plant are evergreen and are covered with hardly noticeable, fine hairs.
Wood Forget-me-not - Myosotis sylvatica - or Woodland forget-me-not requires moderate shade and rich, moist soil. This annual or biennial plant flowers in May and June.
The flowers range in color from blue to pink and white. It is appropriate for woodland gardens, ground cover, edging, or planting along streams and ponds.
Alpine forget-me-not - Myosotis alpestris blooms in early summer and this species is perfect for rock gardens.
The sky-blue flowers of this perennial plant are almost identical to those of the true forget-me-not but on a shorter flower stem.
Field Forget-me-not - Myosotis arvensis has pale blue flowers. Their flowering period is from May to late in the autumn.
Forget-me-not flower is another symbol of love and hope. So simple, yet delicate.