Forget-me-not is a member of the Myosotis family. Its botanical name is Myosotis.
There are over 50 species of forget me nots, members of the genus mysotis, all looking rather similar with small, sky blue flowers. Some are annual and others biennial or perennial. They can be somewhat weedy but are easily controlled.Blooms normally grow to 0.3 cm (0.12 inches imperial) in diameter and produce an evening scent, whilst showing as a colour very similar to Deep sky blue and Yellow. The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. Leaves usually appear in Crayola green colour. Forget-me-not grows as an annual/perennial and is a flower. Being an annual / perennial plant, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Forget-me-not is known for its forb-like habit and growing to a height of approximately 25.4 cm (9.91 inches). Try planting Forget-me-not if you'd like to attract butterflies to your garden.
Forget-me-not is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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These generally take care of themselves.A partial sun / dappled sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Forget-me-not is generally regarded as a very hardy plant, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.
Scatter seed in place.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Forget-me-not about 42 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Forget-me-not so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Forget-me-not so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Forget-me-not plants:
susceptible to powdery mildew in late spring. Since by this time they are done blooming, the best thing to do is to cut them to the ground when they begin to look bad.
The name mysotis arises from the latin for mouse ear, referring to the shape of the leaves. The common name arises from a legend of a knight in armor who fell in the water and before he drowned threw a bouquet of these flowers to his lady shouting “forget me not!”
Forget-me-not care instructions
How long does Forget-me-not take to grow?
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