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Forget-me-not / Myosotis

Forget-me-not Description

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.

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Cultivation of Forget-me-not Plants

Forget-me-not Flowers

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    
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Ageratum Daffodil Lily of the Valley Snapdragon
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Anemone Daisy Marigold Stock
Babys Breath Delphinium Pansy Sunflower
Begonia Forget-me-Not Pelargonium Sweet Alyssum
Bells of Ireland Freesia Petunia Sweet Pea
Busy Lizzie Gladiolus Phlox Tulip
Chrysanthemum Hollyhock Poppy Wallflower

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