How to Grow Forget-Me-Not Flowers
Biennials, Perennials, Boraginacae
For coveted garden coolness, forget-me-not cannot be beat. And the tiny,
true blue flowers with yellow centers are so lovely, blooming above hairy
leaves and stems! Colors include blue, white, and pink.
Forget-Me-Nots make a wonderful carpet or ground cover under taller plants
or small deciduous trees, and looks best planted in large "pools" or masses
Send or give Forget-Me-Nots as a sign of true love or friendship.
Did you Know? Forget-Me-Not seed packets are popular handouts and
giveaways for funeral services, remembrances, sales promotions, and even
Forget-Me-Not are started from seed. Directly sow Forget Me Not seeds into
your flower garden after all danger of frost. Or, for earlier blooms, start
them indoors a few weeks before the last frost in your area.
Sow seeds after all danger of frost. Cover lightly with 1/8" of garden soil.
Space them 4-5 inches apart and thin seedlings to 10" apart.
Perennial Forget-Me-Nots can be propagated by separating clumps of established
How to Grow Forget-Me-Not:
Forget-Me-Nots are easy to grow. They will bloom profusely in shady areas,
and do not require a lot of attention. They prefer shade, but will do well
in sun, too. They grow well in average soils but the soil should be kept
Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a season.
They may need mulching for winter protection in northern areas, or grow them
as a biennial.
Insect and Disease:
Insects and disease are not too common. If problems arise, treat early with
insecticides or fungicides as appropriate.
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