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Forget-me-not / Myosotis
Forget-me-not is a very popular flowering plant with gardeners due to the profusion of continuous small blue flowers from the middle of spring to early summer. Each of the delicate tiny blooms has a distinctive white or yellow eye.
Forget-me-nots are usually used as bedding plants amongst spring flowers from bulbs. They can also be useful as long-lasting cut flowers indoors. Myosotis is also useful to the fore in mixed borders and shrubberies.
Cultivation of Forget-me-not Plants
Forget-me-not seeds should cultivated as biennials. Seeds should be sown in seed trays in the early summer. When large enough to handle the seedlings should be relocated to their permanent flowering spot in the autumn. Individual plants should be placed at a distance of 15cm apart.
Forget-me-nots appreciate good drainage but also soil that has good water retention characteristics.
While a location in partial shade is ideal forget-me-nots will tolerate full sun.
Popular Varieties of Forget-me-not
The following lists some popular varieties of Forget-me-not.
|Spring Symphony Mixed ||Early flowering, 20cm in height, compact, white, pink, blue blooms |
|Royal Blue || |
Early flowering, loose sprays of deep blue blossoms
|Blue Ball ||Compact, suitable for edging, deep blue blooms |
|Rose Pink ||Pink flowers, tight, low-growing |
|Blue Bouquet || |
Tall, good for cutting, big dark blue flowers
|Carmine King ||Tight, 20cm in height, deep pink blossoms |
|Compindi ||Compact, 18cm high, dark blue blooms |
Forget-me-not Pests and Diseases
Forget-me-nots can be susceptible to rust and / or mildew on leaves and stems. The blooms may also be affected by petal blight.
|Height 15cm to 38cm || |
Forget-me-not - Scientific Classification
|Planting distance: 15cm ||Kingdom ||Plantae |
|Flowers from middle of spring to early summer ||Order || N/A |
|Good soil / well-drained but retains moisture ||Family ||Boraginaceae |
|Part shaded ||Genus ||Myosotis |
|Hardy biennial || || |