How to Grow Forget-Me-Not Flowers
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
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
Plant Height: 12" - 24"
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
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
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.
More Gardening Resources:
National Forget Me Not Day