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How to Grow Forget-Me-Not Flowers

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Biennials, Perennials, Boraginacae

For coveted garden coolness, forget-me-not cannot be beat. And the popular, 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 of plants.

Try growing the in flower beds, borders, rock gardens, and containers.

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 political campaigns.

Plant Height: 12" - 24"

Plant Propagation:

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-Nuts can be propagated by separating clumps of established plants.

Days to Germination: 8 - 14

How to Grow Forget-Me-Not Plants:

Forget-Me-Nuts 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 moist.

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.

Flowers Bloom: Spring and Summer

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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